Slowing Down Traffic Near Your School
September 10, 2019, 3 pm – 4 pm EDT
Fast moving traffic around schools and neighborhoods prevents students from walking to school in some places. Nationwide, there’s growing recognition of the need to slow down traffic and prioritize safety through Vision Zero and other commitments to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. However, in many places, efforts to lower speeds or control speeding can be met with public pushback or struggle to gain political support. Starting in school zones or areas where children frequently walk and bike may provide the support communities need to address road safety. Hear about ways to slow speeds around schools and examples of what communities have accomplished in making walking and biking to school safer.
- Seth LaJeunesse, Senior Research Associate, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
- Jo Anne Judge-Dietz, Public Health Nurse, Olmsted County (MN) Public Health
- Beth Folsom and Mary Snodgrass, Safe Kids Huron Valley, CS Mott Children’s Hospital
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