The Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) is hosting the third annual Washington Region Vision Zero Summit on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The summit is being held by WABA in collaboration with the George Washington University Hospital and the DC Highway Safety Office.
This year WABA is starting with a free pre-summit community input event on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Southeast, DC (location TBD). The goal of this event is to build an inclusive and diverse stakeholder model integrating community feedback into the traditional summit and to provide real-world examples from the region.
Previous summits have brought together thought leaders, elected officials, decision-makers, and the private sector to discuss best practices and regional commitments towards zero traffic fatalities. The 2019 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit intends to continue this tradition and become a platform for sharing best practices and making regional commitments.
FABB supports Vision Zero and its commitment to prevent traffic fatalities and serious injuries with system-wide effort to protect vulnerable users through proper engineering and street design, law enforcement, evaluation, and education. The City of Alexandria recently adopted Vision Zero, joining numerous communities across the United States.
All are welcome to attend. Early registration is free but ends on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, 2019. You can register here.