Summer is winding down and Autumn will be here before you know it. Along with shorter days and changing leaves, school is back in session and students from kindergarten to our local universities are heading back to class. This means we are all experiencing heavier traffic and the addition of buses to our morning commutes. All these factors make September the perfect time to talk about safer streets!
I think everyone in North Avondale has seen or heard about a traffic incident that has left us scared and concerned. Collisions and close calls are all too common in our neighborhood and Cincinnati at large. So, what are we supposed to do about it? Luckily, we have some wonderful speakers at this month’s meeting who will educate us on topics like pedestrian safety, traffic, public transportation and more! This is a great opportunity for our community to come together and learn about how we can take action personally and as a neighborhood to make our streets safer.
Have you heard of Vision Zero? “It is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities.” We will have a representative joining us to talk about their efforts in Cincinnati!
How many cars could be taken off our roads if more people used public transportation? That is why we have invited the folks from SORTA and the Transportation Coalition to discuss mass transit’s role in making safer streets for all our citizens.
I hope that you will join us for this month’s meeting to get all the details! We have a great opportunity to come together and make the streets of North Avondale among the safest in the city.