Calling all Austinites! ATD wants your help to improve safety in Austin and has launched an interactive tool, called the Vision Zero Input Map, that makes it quick and easy to share places where streets need to be safer.
ATD is especially calling for pedestrian concerns to be noted on the map over the next couple of weeks. Staff are using the crowd-sourced mapping tool to help inform development of the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. That plan is part of the Vision Zero Program, a multi-layered and multi-departmental effort that ATD is leading with the vision of eliminating Austin traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025.
With the Vision Zero Input Map, Austinites can select their mode of travel (walking, bicycling, riding a motorcycle, driving, using an assistive device, or other), choose from a preset list of concerns or add their own, and provide additional details. They will instantly see their dot appear on the map, among the others people have placed. Here's a screenshot:
In addition to making the Vision Zero Input Map available online, ATD is bringing it on tablet computers to communities all over Austin. This is part of Walk+Bike Talks (Tema de Caminar+Ciclismo), a series of open house meetings to solicit public input on development of the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and prioritization of projects to implement the Bicycle Master Plan. The Bicycle Master Plan projects will rely on a variety of funding sources, including the 2016 Mobility Bond and others.
Please note that the Vision Zero Input Map informs planning efforts only and people should continue to contact Austin 3-1-1 to identify pressing safety concerns in need of immediate attention.