PLANNING FOR SAFE STREETS FOR ALL
Safe Streets for Texans
is a grant funded safety education training program designed to teach city, county and MPO staff about the Vision Zero / Safe Systems approach.
These four hour, in person trainings are held in partnership with local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are designed to provide a solid understanding the Vision Zero and Safe Systems approach to improving transportation safety and planning, and the Road to Zero Goal as adopted by the Texas Transportation Commission in 2019.
When adopted, an average of 10 people a day were dying on Texas roadways – sadly that average has risen. To help counter that trend, and support Texas in its efforts to reach the goal of zero traffic deaths by 2050, we developed a plan to engage MPOs across the state to teach local city and county staff and leaders about the Vision Zero / Safe Systems approach, so they might take advantage of the federal Safe Streets and Roads for all (SS4A) grant funding opportunities. This could be in creating Vision Zero Safety Action plans, or through implementation grants.
Trainings are provided free of charge through our safety grant, and are designed primarily for city, county and MPO transportation and planning staff, but may be beneficial to local leaders, first responders and local advocates.
If you would like to learn more about these training opportunities, or to schedule a SS4T training, please contact us at info@VisionZeroTexas.org
Vision Zero Texas works to prevent and end traffic deaths in Texas, and is a project of Farm&City – a 501(c)(3) think and do tank dedicated to high quality urban and rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity.
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