Leah Shahum, Founder and Executive Director of the Vision Zero Network, will speak at the Vision Zero forum hosted by the Santa Cruz County Community Traffic Safety and Santa Cruz County Public Health on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
The event begins 4 PM at the Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA.
Vision Zero seeks to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries due to traffic collisions. 343 people have died in Santa Cruz County from 2006 through 2016 in 182 collisions, of whom 39 victims were pedestrians, and 16 were riding bicycles. Seven California cities — Sacramento, San Francisco, Fremont, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and San Diego — have adopted some kind of Vision Zero policy to reduce traffic fatalities.
RSVP to this event by visiting the Santa Cruz Vision Zero Forum online survey. Simpkins Swim Center is located behind Shoreline Middle School on 17th Avenue between Brommer Street and Portola Drive. Santa Cruz Metro Bus 66 through Live Oak serves this area with 60 to 90 minute headways until about 9 PM.