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File #: RS2021-1236    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: A resolution recommending implementation of certain transportation system safety policies in furtherance of Vision Zero.
Sponsors: Zach Young, Freddie OConnell, Burkley Allen, Angie Henderson, Emily Benedict, Delishia Porterfield, Ginny Welsch, Tonya Hancock
Attachments: 1. Substitute RS2021-1236
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A resolution recommending implementation of certain transportation system safety policies in furtherance of Vision Zero.

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WHEREAS, Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all; and,

WHEREAS, on January 18, 2020, Mayor Cooper announced his administration's commitment to Vision Zero to help eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries in Nashville and Davidson County; and,

WHEREAS, Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all; and,

WHEREAS, the Metro Nashville WalknBike Strategic Plan of 2017 recommended the completion of a Vision Zero plan, and in January, 2020, Mayor Cooper announced his administration's commitment to Vision Zero in Nashville and Davidson County, and the Metro Council is represented on the Vision Zero Task Force Steering Committee;

WHEREAS, committing to Vision Zero requires implementing policies that require the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County ("Metro") strategies and transportation safety policies, allowing the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County ("Metro") to shape to engineer its transportation and mobility infrastructure around for the safety and well-being of all residents and all modes of travel; and,

WHEREAS, implementation of a quick-build policy by the Metropolitan Department of Finance, Procurement Division, would enable Metro to deliver quick-build projects in a more efficient and expedited manner by streamlining project delivery; and,

WHEREAS, implementation of a crosswalk policy would provide a framework with procedures for installation, enhancement, removal and relocation of crosswalks throughout Nashville and Davidson County, with specific guidance on crosswalks near bus stops; and,

WHEREAS, implementation of a fatal crash investigative team led by the Nashville Depart...

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