Fort Lauderdale joins initiative to eliminate road fatalities

Fort Lauderdale plans to start 2016 on the right road, as the city joins the international Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all road deaths and injuries.

Fort Lauderdale, which has the 2nd highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, plans to improve safety with new engineering, urban design and a public education platform.

Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale is a response to citizens’ concerns about safety for the traveling public, whether walking, biking, riding a bus or train, or driving a car. 

Neighbors prioritized a connected multimodal transportation network where the pedestrian is first in the City’s Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision Plan, which was completed in 2013. Since that time, Fort Lauderdale neighbors have placed a priority on improving safety and connectivity of the transportation network.

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