The City of Alexandria released its draft Vision Zero plan, aiming to end all traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by 2028. Residents are invited to provide public comment on the policy.
The plan outlines strategies for eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries, from changing traffic enforcement policies to education campaigns. The city has already surveyed 1,000 residents, visitors, employees, and business owners, finding distracted driving, speeding, and running of red lights or stop signs are top concerns.
The roads in Alexandria are safe compared to other cities. In 2017, four people have been killed in crashes, the same as the year prior, WAMU reported. But those deaths can have a bigger impact on the community—16 percent of survey respondents were or knew someone seriously injured or killed in an Alexandria crash.