The past week, the Mayor and City Executives came together to speak at the Vision Zero Celebration of Life. In attendance were members of the community, including those who helped to develop the Vision Zero Action Plan which was formally adopted by Administrative Order No. 58-18-04 in March 2019. The plan lays out actions the City and community partners will take to eliminate traffic deaths and life-changing injuries to zero by 2035.
The event was an occasion to recognize and thank the members of the community who contributed to the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan. City leaders of the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments highlighted actions already taken to work towards Vision Zero, and new projects for the coming year. Those in attendance were provided with a hard copy of the finalized Action Plan and a draft copy of the three-year summary report. The summary report details actions taken by each department since the Vision Zero Resolution, which in November of 2015, set as official City policy that no loss of life or serious injury on Eugene’s transportation system is acceptable. For more information on Vision Zero go to https://www.eugene-or.gov/visionzero.