The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday voted to implement its Safe Streets plan, an innovation attached to the worldwide Vision Zero movement aimed at reducing traffic deaths and injuries.
The city of Long Beach has set a goal of reaching zero pedestrian or bicyclist deaths by 2026—but where are they at on this goal and why is traffic violence for our most vulnerable on the rise?
Car collisions took more lives than the act of homicide did in 2018: 31 people were killed in car collisions in Long Beach. 24 of them were Long Beach residents. 11 of them were pedestrians and bicyclists.