‘A Data-Driven Approach’ topic of Vision Zero webinar July 28

The third event in Walk Bike Nashville’s Vision Zero Speaker Series will focus on data. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, from 9 to 10 a.m. CT. “A Data-Driven Approach” will be conducted via Zoom and is open to the public.

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The virtual meeting will discuss how various U.S. cities use data to shape their Vision Zero planning and implementation, why data is so important, and what its limitations are. The event will feature case studies of Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and the state of Tennessee.

Speakers will include:

  • Angela M. Berry, traffic safety program manager, Engineering and Operations Division, Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • Rolf Eisenger, Vision Zero project manager, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Planning, Denver
  • Chris Cherry, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee–Knoxville

Mayor John Cooper announced a Vision Zero goal for Nashville in January 2020. Vision Zero seeks to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero policies are now in place in more than 40 major American cities.

The aspirations of Vision Zero align closely with MoveVU, Vanderbilt’s strategic transportation and mobility plan that falls under the FutureVU comprehensive campus planning initiative. Improving pedestrian safety, connectivity and circulation in and around the Vanderbilt campus is key to the FutureVU vision.

The Vision Zero Nashville Speaker Series is presented by Walk Bike Nashville and sponsored by Vanderbilt University, JUMP and Bird.