For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017
The Vision Zero Alliance—a diverse group of advocacy organizations and private entities dedicated to making Philadelphia’s streets safer—will attend the unveiling of Mayor Kenney’s Vision Zero Action Plan for Philadelphia on Thursday, September 28.
Consisting of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, AAA Mid-Atlantic, the African American Chamber of Commerce, Arcadia Land Company, 5th Square, Feet First Philly, Public Health Management Corporation, Clean Air Council, AARP, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Run215, American Health Association, Center City District, Jefferson University, University City District, Greater Philadelphia Realtors Association, Stuart Leon Law, Philadelphia Parks Alliance, Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, Uber, and Lyft, the Vision Zero Alliance first began meeting in 2016 as an independent network to advance the City of Philadelphia toward a Vision Zero platform.
Together, these groups have found common ground around traffic safety, and helped advocate for the City of Philadelphia to take action to reduce traffic deaths to zero.
“At the heart of the Vision Zero approach is the idea that traffic deaths should never be thought of as ‘inevitable,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesperson Jana L. Tidwell. “AAA Mid-Atlantic supports Mayor Kenney’s commitment to making Philadelphia streets safer by creating a Vision Zero Task Force and now adopting a Vision Zero Action Plan, making it a priority to implement better, safer strategies for all road users — motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.”
The release of an official City of Philadelphia Vision Zero Action Plan is a key step in the process toward zero deaths in Philadelphia, and a victory for the Alliance.
“We applaud Mayor Kenney for issuing a multi-pronged action plan on time with many significant commitments that will make Philadelphia’s neighborhood streets safe for everyone,” said Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia executive director Sarah Clark Stuart. “The Bicycle Coalition and Vision Zero Alliance look forward to continuing our work with the City, Council and communities throughout Philadelphia to help realize the goal of safe streets for all.”
Please join the City of Philadelphia and Vision Zero Alliance at the Mayor’s Reception Room, 202, at 10am on September 28.
WHO: City of Philadelphia and Vision Zero Alliance
WHAT: Vision Zero Action Plan Press Conference
WHEN: September 28, 10am
WHERE: City Hall, Room 202