The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is inviting people to have their say on streets which need to be safer, via its new Vision Zero Input Map.
The interactive tool allows residents to select their mode of travel, choose from a preset list of concerns or add their own, providing additional details. They will instantly see their dot appear on the map, alongside the others people have placed.
ATD is especially calling for pedestrian concerns to be noted on the map over the next couple of weeks. Staff are using the crowd-sourced mapping tool to help inform development of the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. That plan is part of the Vision Zero Program, a multi-layered and multi-departmental effort that ATD is leading with the vision of eliminating Austin traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025.
ATD has pointed out that the Vision Zero Input Map informs planning efforts only and people should continue to contact Austin 3-1-1 to identify pressing safety concerns in need of immediate attention.