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APBP Revises Vision Zero Policy Statement

APBP believes traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and should not be tolerated. 

APBP supports the Vision Zero approach to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries through a systematic focus on engineering solutions supported by proactive policies, data analysis, equitable enforcement, and engagement programs.

APBP endorses the work of the Vision Zero Network and commends cities that have joined the network. These early-adopter cities are helping build political will to dramatically improve safety for all users of public rights-of-way. APBP encourages jurisdictions to adopt Vision Zero Policies and Action Plans.

APBP has just revised our Vision Zero Policy Statement, originally published in July 2018.  Click here to read the full statement

APBP Publishes Automated Driving Systems Policy Statement

APBP believes automated vehicles represent an emerging technology that carries great potential for both positive and negative outcomes, and must be designed and operated to ensure functional safety for all people using streets and highways. Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) must readily detect and protect people walking and bicycling – regardless of age, ability, location, time of day, and other factors – from serious injury or death.

The APBP supports:

  • Establishing minimum performance standards for detection and reaction capabilities of all ADS technologies, regardless of the level of automation
  • Enhancing testing and regulation, including implementation of policies that emphasize actions to improve safety for people walking and biking
  • Keeping low the number of ADS vehicles allowed exemptions from safety standards
  • Building a public database of limitations, capabilities, and safety evaluation reports to increase consumer awareness of ADS performance

We recently published our Automated Driving Systems Policy Statement, an update from our original Automated Vehicles Policy Statement.  Click here to read the full statement.

June ITE Journal Article Promotes Bike Safety through Safe Road Design

APBP and ITE members Matt Pinder, M.Eng, E.I.T. and Alex Nolet, M.Eng, P.Eng. highlight the benefits of promoting bike safety through safe road design in the June edition of the ITE Journal.  June is National Safety Month, and the article highlights some of the fundamental safety aspects to consider when planning and designing bicycle facilities.

Read the full article here.

APBP Mentor Visit: Yvonne Mwangi and Kate Riordan

My mentor, Kate Riordan, planner with the City of Milwaukee Public Works Department's Multimodal Unit, had invited me to her office for the day. We were so happy to finally meet face to face, but since we had been talking for the better part of a year, we felt like old friends. Fun fact, as Kate and I got to chatting, we discovered that we happened to be reading the same book: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez. Throughout this year, we have read books together but this was a total coincidence. "Great minds…".  Kate introduced me to the team at the Multimodal Unit, which is housed in the Department of Public Works.

Read the full article here.