Archive | November, 2015

Making Broad St. Safe for Everyone

18 Nov

A concept that originated in Sweden, Vision Zero has been adopted in a number of large U.S. cities in recent years.  It’s basically a decision to stop accepting that deaths and injuries on city streets are inevitable.  We can change things to make our streets safer for everyone, making zero deaths and injuries our goal.

In light of the BRT project and other plans for Broad Street, and since it’s the east-west spine of the city, it makes sense to start there.  Here’s what Bike Walk RVA has to say:

City planners are kicking off a long-range plan for the Broad St and E. Main St corridor to promote the best development and roadway improvements possible along the future route of the Pulse BRT system. This is a perfect opportunity to advocate for the highest quality pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure along and across the BRT corridor, so that walking and biking are safe and easy for everybody. With better transit and a connected network for walking and biking, there is no reason why we can’t have zero traffic-related deaths on Broad Street by 2020.

Come to the meeting and make your voice heard for Vision Zero Broad Street. RSVP by entering your information here.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 19
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM

2300 W Broad St
Richmond,  23230