How to Make our Roads Safer: Achieving a Vision of Zero Road Deaths

Humboldt County has some of the highest pedestrian fatality numbers in the state. Thankfully, a large cultural change is taking over in local transportation planning. Under the banner of “Vision Zero,” transportation planners are imagining how we can manage our road network to reduce road fatalities down to zero. Sounds too lofty? Other jurisdictions have already seen significant improvements in road safety under this model. What does Vision Zero look like? Addressing issues with investments in road safety, like Caltran’s new Broadway HAWK beacon to large planning efforts, like the Humboldt County Association of Governments’ Safe and Sustainable Transportation Targets. Alexis Kelso of Caltrans and Stevie Luther of HCAOG join Gang Green to talk about how their agencies are hard at work to save lives.