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A2 City Council To Vote On Next Steps For Its Moving Together Towards Vision Zero Plan

City of Ann Arbor

During Monday night's January 4th Ann Arbor city council meeting, council will vote on a resolution that, if approved, will distribute a draft plan of the Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero plan to nearby municipalities and other stakeholders.  

The plan includes 22 strategies to improve safety, mobility, and regional connectivity, among other goals the city has set for itself.  City Council Member Kathy Griswold from the second ward says it’s important to inform municipalities and groups, like Ann Arbor Township and the Washtenaw County Road Commission, about the plan because over 70,000 people commute to Ann Arbor on a daily basis.  She explains one of the strategies.

Council Member Kathy Griswold: Make intersections safer and easier to navigate for bikes. With Vision Zero, what you’re doing is looking at the crash data, and then you’re trying to prioritize construction in those areas.

After distributing the Vision Zero plan, the city plans to gather feedback from the parties that will receive it, as well as the general public, to finalize and approve the plan.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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