L.A. Debuts New Interactive Vision Zero Map
The city of Los Angeles has a new interactive Vision Zero map. The map shows the locations of recent traffic fatalities, identifying them by age, gender, and whether those killed were traveling by foot, bike, or car.
In case readers are not already familiar with Vision Zero, it is the city’s adopted policy to reduce traffic deaths to zero. The policy was first adopted as part of the city’s Mobility Plan 2035 and strengthened via mayoral directive. Numerous city departments – including Transportation, Police, Planning, and Public Works – are working alongside community groups to reduce fatalities and injuries. Vision Zero efforts focus primarily along the city’s High Injury Network (HIN): the six percent of streets where 65 percent of all deaths and severe injuries take place. As part of the city’s 2017 Vision Zero Action Plan, staff thoroughly analyzed crash data to identify 40 priority corridors within the High Injury Network. The city’s meager Vision Zero programs would take a major leap under a funding proposal currently wending its way through council approvals.
L.A.’s new map went online yesterday. It is the result of a motion by Councilmember Paul Koretz directing LADOT, with the Bureau of Engineering and the Information Technology Agency, to develop an interactive web-based Vision Zero HIN Map that included various data layers showing death and injury locations, similar to San Francisco’s interactive Vision Zero website.