The 1st Full Council Vote For the Vision Zero Omnibus Bill
On Friday, July 10, the DC Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment mark-ed up the Vision Zero Omnibus Amendment Act of 2020. We deeply appreciate the hard work Council Member Mary Cheh and the Committee have put into crafting the bill since it’s introduction in 2019.
On Tuesday, July 21st, the Committee of the Whole will take the 1st of 2 votes before the bill goes to the Mayor for approval. We expect the 2nd vote to take place sometime in the Fall.
This bill will move Washington, DC closer to eliminating all traffic fatalities and serious injuries on DC roads, by changing many aspects of how the city builds and maintains its traffic safety infrastructure and encourages safe behavior.
Over the summer, WABA will work D.C. Council Members, partner organizations and our members on ways to improve the bill to ensure we have an even stronger bill in the Fall.
But first we need to ensure two things happen before the vote:
- We need you to contact your Council members to ask them to vote for the Vision Zero Omnibus Amendment Act of 2020 after the first reading of the bill.
- Ask that Council members support the removal of the provision that requires rear bike lights for bicycles. Wondering why this is problematic? Click Here to Read Our Statement on the provision.