Constituent Newsletter

Vision Zero Town Hall and Interactive Map

January 17, 2018

Dear Constituent:

It was great to hear from so many of you in support of enhanced “Distracted Driving” legislation, which makes “texting while driving” illegal for motorists of all ages.

The new ordinance, which was adopted unanimously by City Council in December, is one of the first action items in Columbia’s Vision Zero Implementation Plan. Vision Zero (VZ) is Columbia’s new transportation policy and strategy, designed to achieve the goal of preventing all traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.

This evening’s brief newsletter is to let you know about an upcoming VZ community meeting and an interactive tool.

Vision Zero Town Hall

Next Monday, January 22nd (6:00 - 7:30 pm), the Fourth Ward Vision Zero Town Hall meeting will be held in the Friends Room at the Daniel Boone Regional Library (child care and food provided).

We all have friends, neighbors, and loved ones who have been impacted by road crashes in our community - join me for a VZ Town Hall so you can be part of the City’s strategy to put an end to traffic deaths and serious injuries in Columbia. More information here.

Vision Zero Interactive Map

In 2016, 14 people were killed and 71 were seriously injured (meaning they suffered permanent, life-changing disabilities) in traffic crashes in Columbia. In the last ten years, a total of 597 crashes within our city limits have caused more than 620 deaths and serious injuries.

The Vision Zero Interactive Map shows where and when these crashes occurred, and which modes of transportation were involved. There is also a “heat map” highlighting the most dangerous corridors and intersections - check it out here.

Constituent Conversations

Upcoming Constituent Conversations will be held on Sundays, January 28th and February 18th, 2-4pm at Dunn Bros. Coffee. Dates for Constituent Conversations are always available at my web site.

Cheers, Ian