PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city’s progress on its Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths and injuries. Kenney also signed the Federal Highway Administration Mayors’ Statement on Safe Walking and Bicycling for Youth in advance of Walk To School Day on Oct. 2.
“As we move in to Vision Zero’s third year, we remain committed to continuing to work on our goal of zero traffic deaths by 2030,” Kenney said. “Instead of focusing on preventing all crashes, Vision Zero focuses on reducing the severity of crashes to save lives. If we design our streets for the safety of those most vulnerable travelers–people walking–we can improve safety for everyone living, working, and commuting on our streets.”READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
Officials highlighted the progress of the Vision Zero plan with the signing of the Roosevelt Boulevard speed camera legislation and the inaugural Neighborhood Slow Zones at Willard Elementary School and the Fairhill neighborhood, among others.READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
Kenney signed an executive order in November 2016 to create the Vision Zero Task Force.
The Vision Zero plan is a strategy to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries, while increasing safety.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
The city is committed to reducing traffic-related deaths to zero by 2030.