HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday announced the city’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
Data shows that 52% of High Injury Network streets are in vulnerable and low-income communities, impacting many of whom rely on walking or public transit because they don’t own a vehicle.
The city’s goals are to “create a safe, equitable and accessible network of streets,” Turner said.
The plan is to start implementing the 13 priority actions identified in the Vision Zero plan, such as constructing at least 50 miles of sidewalks and 25 miles of high comfort bikeways each year, Turner said.
“The city believes in safe streets and we hold ourselves accountable for implementing this plan,” Turner said.