Recently Completed Initiatives

The Enforcement Team will explore an abbreviated training option for inclusion in the 2017 training schedule

The training schedule for 2017 has already been established. The Enforcement Team will work with PedNet to create a shortened training module that could be added to the 2017 schedule without greatly impacting the itinerary.

PedNet Coalition and Enforcement Team completed this task.
Target Date: September 2017

Launch a Vision Zero website

The Education Team will build a website for the purpose of gathering input; coordinating information about Vision Zero plans and events; to provide crash and safety data; and to keep the community informed on the status of Action Plan items through a dashboard feature.

Education Team completed this task.
Target Date: May 2017

Coordinate development of Vision Zero Action Plan

The Vision Zero Project Manager compiled the input from the World Café meetings, and worked together with the Vision Zero Team Leads in the areas of Engineering, Education, and Enforcement, to refine the recommendations of the Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety into the Critical Actions of the Vision Zero Action Plan.

Vision Zero Project Manager completed this task.
Target Date: April 2017

Gather public input on Vision Zero strategy

The City Manager convened key stakeholders and the public in three Vision Zero World Café meetings focusing on Engineering, Education, and Enforcement. The groups provided input on the feasibility of the recommendations of the Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety, and added their additional suggestions of potential Vision Zero strategies.

Columbia City Manager completed this task.
Target Date: March 2017

Contribute grant funding to initially support City staff positions

PedNet's Vision Zero advocacy grant from Missouri Foundation for Health will support City staff time dedicated to Vision Zero for one year. The City of Columbia committed to continuing the City staff Vision Zero time commitments for at least an additional two years.

PedNet Coalition completed this task.
Target Date: March 2017

Assign existing City staff to Vision Zero

The City Manager assigned Assistant to the City Manager Heather Cole to serve as Vision Zero Program Manager, and Engineering Manager Richard Stone to serve as a traffic engineer expert.

Columbia City Manager completed this task.
Target Date: January 2017

Advocate for the City of Columbia to adopt a Vision Zero policy

PedNet Coalition led the advocacy efforts for Vision Zero. The Disabilities Commission, Public Transit Advisory Commission, Board of Health, Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission, and The Downtown Community Improvement District ("The District") all submitted letters of support for Vision Zero.

PedNet Coalition completed this task.
Target Date: December 2016

City Council adopts Vision Zero policy

On December 19, 2016, Columbia City Council unanimously adopted a Vision Zero policy. The policy directed the City Manager to develop a Vision Zero Implementation Plan (Action Plan) by April 2017.

Columbia City Council completed this task.
Target Date: December 2016

Develop Task Force final report and recommendations

The Task Force's first and overarching recommendation to City Council was to adopt a Vision Zero policy.

Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety completed this task.
Target Date: March 2016

Share Vision Zero approach with Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety

PedNet Coalition presented to the Task Force on the data-driven approach of Vision Zero, its history, the movement of U.S. cities adopting Vision Zero policies, and the striking success of Vision Zero in saving lives and preventing injuries.

PedNet Coalition completed this task.
Target Date: October 2015

Establish Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety

In late 2014 and early 2015, a startling series of vehicle crashes killed and injured people who were walking. In response, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid established the Mayor's Task Force on Pedestrian Safety in May 2015. The Task Force was charged with making recommendations to City Council on how to improve pedestrian safety.

Columbia Mayor completed this task.
Target Date: May 2015