Vision Zero: Suburban Challenges, Suburban Solutions

What You'll Learn

  • Identify strategies for applying Vision Zero on high-speed suburban roadways.
  • Learn about tools to advocate for Vision Zero in suburban jurisdictions.
  • Explore a combination of bold, short-term interventions to address immediate safety concerns and long-range master plans to transform suburban corridors into safe, multimodal complete streets.

More Course Details

It took 50 years to construct a suburban roadway network that prioritizes motor vehicle travel over walking and bicycling. Bold interventions and long-range master plans are needed to reenvision high-speed suburban roadways as safe multimodal corridors and eliminate traffic-related fatalities.

Learn about strategies for applying Vision Zero in suburban communities, where the premise of the built environment is the ability to travel quickly over long distances. Speakers draw on their experiences in implementing short-term interventions to address immediate safety concerns and reimaging a suburban corridor through a long-range master plan in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Explore how achieving Vision Zero in the suburbs requires an expanded toolkit of strategies beyond those traditionally applied in cities. Two case studies demonstrate the application of Vision Zero in the suburbs, including a bold short-term intervention designed and constructed to address an immediate safety concern and a long-term master plan that envisions the transformation of a suburban arterial into a safe, multimodal complete street.