Vision Zero at Santa Barbara City Council
When: Tuesday, October 18th at 3 p.m.
Where: 735 Anacapa St. (Santa Barbara City Hall)
Santa Barbara City Council will consider adopting a Vision Zero Resolution that sets a goal of bringing traffic fatalities and injuries to zero by 2030.
We urge you to show your support for safer streets by attending the meeting! If you can't make it in person, please consider writing a quick personal letter to the councilmembers by clicking here.
In addition to the resolution, Council will
- Give direction on an educational campaign aimed at encouraging safer behaviors among adult bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
- Advise on whether to develop a Vision Zero Plan with concrete actions to improve traffic safety. This is essential to the success of Vision Zero and would study key ways to use infrastructure, education and smarter encouragement to improve traffic safety in our neighborhoods.
On May 12, 2015, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to proceed with the creation of a Vision Zero policy. The City Council’s vote set Santa Barbara on the course toward the goal of ZERO traffic fatalities and serious injuries. This would not have been possible without the broad support of many community members and organizations including Santa Barbara City College, Community Environmental Council, Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, and the Santa Barbara School District.