South Florida is well-established as one of the most dangerous places for bicyclists and pedestrians. It’s not a great place for motorists either. The Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan report indicated that while the Sunshine States represents 6 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 11 percent of all pedestrian deaths and 17.4 percent of all bicycle fatalities.
Imagine if we could go an entire year with no one dying while driving a car, crossing the street or riding alongside traffic in a bicycle.
That’s the goal of city leader’s with the Fort Lauderdale Vision Zero plan. The plan is modeled after a project in Sweden that has caught on in New York City, Portland, San Francisco and other major cities dedicated to the promotion of road safety for all street users – not just those in cars.