© Ban The Cams!
The District on Thursday issued a report laying out measures to improve road safety, while also acknowledging it has "fallen short" in its work to end traffic deaths by 2024, a goal Mayor Muriel E. Bowser set seven years ago.
Lawmakers have come up with yet another way to force drivers to slow down, another way to crack down on motorists.
Some approaches to safe systems design aren't reasonable. In particular, the idea that cars should never go faster than the speed at which a fatal injury might occur if there's a conflict with a vulnerable road user is mostly nonsensical.
Vision Zero disciples punish us with lower speed limits, speed cameras, congestion pricing, residential parking permits, increased parking fees and other measures.
Now Buttigieg is proposing a "zero-fatality road safety strategy" that includes speed safety cameras. Buttigieg's plan is backed by $42 billion in funding from the Biden administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan.
US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced that his department wants to drastically reduce deadly traffic accidents through vehicle and street design changes.
Vision Zero failing everywhere because Dogma never works.
It's the definition of a slippery slope: Government starts something on a small scale, with intentions that are hard to argue with, and then blows it all out of proportion.
The city's last resort is to remove cars from the streets by making the congestion even worse so residents must find other modes of transportation, such as bikes, scooters or Dash buses. Or we can walk. These are our options.