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Road Safety Summit Coming in October
A transportation system with no traffic fatalities or serious injuries, where all users share responsibility for their safety and that of others they encounter in their travels.
Can we do it? As a community we must try.
To determine how to encourage shared responsibility on our city streets, I have been working with members of the City Council to convene a Road Safety Summit of community leaders, experts, elected officials, and others.
Over the next two weeks, several Councilmembers and I will be calling on leaders in Seattle to participate in an effort to collectively examine what can be done to help people get where they’re going safely — whether they choose to travel by car, by foot, bike or transit.
Over the course of three meetings, the Road Safety Summit will bring together a broad cross section of stakeholders — roadway users, major employers, advocates, and community leaders — to do two things:
1. Create a shared citywide commitment to safety on our streets.
2. Develop concrete next steps each stakeholder group will own in service to safer streets for all.
As I talked about in my previous blog post, finding fault with each other won’t help us solve the problem. But I do believe this Road Safety Summit can help us find common ground and identify innovative efforts that we as a whole city can get behind.
We will share more details with you as they are determined, and hope that you’ll follow our progress.
Posted by: Mayor Mike McGinn