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Vision Zero Task Force

Members of the Northern Nevada Vision Zero Task Force took to the streets of Reno and Sparks this past November asking for the community’s help with a pedestrian safety survey. The Task Force gathered in high-pedestrian traffic areas requesting pedestrians to complete the survey in person. The survey was also available online in English and in Spanish until January 4, 2019. The team received more than 1,500 responses. Survey results will be shared with the community in the coming months.

Task Force members focused on four focus areas in our region, including Midtown Reno, West 4th Street, the University District, and Downtown Sparks. Survey data will be used to identify and prioritize safety improvements in each of these four areas. The Task Force will also use the information to develop community-wide safety efforts. The Task Force, with the support of local leaders, made a commitment to take action to bring the number of fatalities on our roadways to zero. The Task Force will make equitable, data-driven, and transparent decisions to improve safety throughout our community. By partnering together to make roads and sidewalks safer for pedestrians, we make our roads safer for everyone.

The Northern Nevada Vision Zero Task Force is a regional partnership focusing on pedestrian safety in our community. Their vision is to work together to keep everyone safe on our roads.

The multi-jurisdictional Task Force comprises staff members from the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, the City of Reno, the Reno Police Department, the City of Sparks, the Sparks Police Department, Washoe County, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, the University of Nevada – Reno, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Washoe County School District, Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Highway Patrol, Washoe County Health District, and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA).