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The Safe System Approach in Action - Shared screen with speaker view
Heidi Simon
24:11
Catch the National Roadway Safety Strategy here: https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS
Vanessa Spartan
39:53
I tuned in a little late. Will a recording be shared?
Heidi Simon
40:14
Yes, a recording will be sent in the follow up email.
Ralph Wrons
41:15
May I assume HSIP is "highway safety improvement"?
Heidi Simon
41:42
Yes- https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/
Leah Shahum
47:10
Great presentations. What do panelists think about concern by some that other states will “adopt” Safe System/Vision Zero language and targets w/o fully recognizing the deeper, structural change needed? What can folks do to help States make real, systemic change, not window-dressing, as is sometimes the case?
Susan Gaeddert
49:30
I am curious to know more about how state-level staff work with municipalities to implement safe systems, particularly for state roads/highways that go through communities as main streets.
Leah Shahum
49:59
(continuing on my prior Q) What key metrics do you recommend advocates use to measure real Safe System commitment & change at state levels?
Cynthia Burch
51:19
John mentioned multiple disciplines, but all were within a DOT. How are other agencies (behavioral safety, health, first responders, etc) part of the work?
Jamey McPherson
51:50
Agreed. Would love more specifics of what "commitment" means for your agencies and governments. Our career folks are mostly on board but now that without designated funding plans don't get implemented. How does "commitment" get specified in your budgets/staffing levels. Perhaps as a percent of total?
Sarah Abel
54:03
Thank you, John. Can you talk more about the shift away from 85th percentile at a state, regional, and local level and what methods you are encouraging transportation professionals to use instead (injury minimization)?
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
54:52
thank you!!!
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
55:14
definitely its contextual.. for sure
Shabnem Afzal
55:26
Great presentation John>
Sarah Abel
55:33
Great presentation, Rachel. So great to see the layering of planning documents all guiding toward the Safe System Approach. Can you speak to how the plans have shifted policy (such as AB43) as well as contracting decisions?
Triny willerton
55:43
Thank you, John!
Ralph Wrons
57:10
Sometimes you like to think the change can also happen from the bottom up (from a coalition of grassroots bike and pedestrian safety groups of citizens) and aiming to talk to the municipal and state leaders
Sarah Abel
58:32
To both John and Rachel, what do you think is the most effective way to ensure the Safe System Approach is also happening at a district, regional, county and local level once a state has adopted SSA?
Aly Geller
58:44
How do we address an auto industry building ever-bigger cars loaded with distracting tech? With Covid so many people are driving and buying ...
Jamey McPherson
59:42
Cheers to Aly Geller. Cars have continued to get larger, more powerful and less safe for people outside the cabin
Triny willerton
01:00:11
I agree with Ralph, our voices are so powerful and can together we can shift our communities perspectives and what we tolerate moving forward.
Cynthia Burch
01:00:30
at the local level, some of the different agencies don't always understand how they are key to this effort. how do you appeal to health or ems to join the group? or the dot/dpw to invite those other partners?
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
01:00:52
this is so true in every capacity content is driven by context in all areas. I work with at risk youth and thoughts drive everything and the exposure puts kids at risk.. without going on longer this is paramount...
Joseph Furstenberg
01:00:55
Thank you both for those comments - we are facing that push-back at my agency also, but we have been extremely intentional about ensuring those who oppose are included in the conversations surrounding changes in policy and procedure - they take ownership and once you get past the initial meetings they start to be some of the best contributors. But it's hard !
Elaine Erb
01:01:11
Yes, to Aly's comment. How have vehicles been allowed to get so tall? Crash reports I've read indicate a person getting onto the hood of a car is better off than going straight to the ground.
bill beary
01:02:24
what will new technology in mobility play in significant changes
Elaine Erb
01:02:36
Has anyone found language to help drivers better understand that speed limits are set for valid reasons and speeding places vulnerable road users even more at risk?
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
01:02:58
we need to educate as young as possible as well :D
Philip Demosthenes
01:03:34
To measure agency safety improvements, compare FHWA/Safety "proven safety countermeasures" to your agencies design manual and other decision guidance. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/
Sam Bell
01:04:36
related to vehicle height: we perceive speed as a function of angular displacement, so the higher you are above the pavement, the more slowly you think you're moving. (Think of being in a plane and looking down) Higher seating positions in autos lead to increased actual road speeds.
Sarah Abel
01:06:33
Safety Town and Traffic Gardens would be another great activity!
Abigail Bassett
01:07:18
love the question about how to teach kids/teens safety early!
Aly Geller
01:07:26
I’d work the equity piece of this and build their awareness of roads for all; put them into other peoples’ shoes by taking them into communities … do audits and have them identify how they feel and what they see, have them walk, ride public transit and a bike and build understand what needs to be done…
Philip Demosthenes
01:07:28
The US DOT “National Roadway Safety Strategy” has just been published. Frequent mention of safety systems and complete streets. but in my opinion weak in mention of rural safety issues.https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2022-01/USDOT_National_Roadway_Safety_Strategy_0.pdf
Vanessa Spartan
01:07:56
The Safe Systems Approach includes some principles that state DOTs have less involvement in. For example, how do envision a state DOT's role in the "Safe Vehicles" principle or the "Post-crash Care" principle?
Shabnem Afzal
01:08:20
I've been Vision Leader for 3 years within our City but consistently meet challenges based on Cost Benefit ROI and an incessant car culture, to the detriment of Vulnerable Rd Users. How do we shift Leaders towards focusing on the greater goos?
Triny willerton
01:08:22
Please check the “We saves Lives” App. It rewards positive driving behavior and has cool partner poll especially for teens.
Shabnem Afzal
01:08:33
Greater good
Vicki Sanfelipo
01:08:54
Excited about working toward zero. All in!
Cheryl Walker
01:09:48
Over the past couple of decades, State DOTs have upgraded parts of their network to make their roads safer but budgets have only allowed for only a limited number of miles to be addressed. In the next decade, how do you plan to optimize the new funding coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and from your own State budgets? Nice job Rachel and John ...
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
01:09:53
agree and so appreciate the cohesive nature of this committee and panel.. its great as someone who attends many.. its great
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
01:12:07
yep
Armando Zelada
01:13:25
many Thanks
Sam Bell
01:13:40
thanks
Sarah Abel
01:13:50
Keep up the great work!
Marvin Mcfadden
01:14:11
Very informative 👍
MAGDALENA VICTORIA BIANCHI
01:14:18
so totally agree..
Triny willerton
01:14:26
Thank you so much, everyone
Jamey McPherson
01:14:39
would be great to hear specifics are in terms of MONEY allocated. Is anyone tracking this?! We need to advocate for the resources as well as the thinking
Elaine Erb
01:15:01
great session. thank you
McCann, Barbara (FHWA)
01:15:02
Thank you. Great inspiration two days in a row!
Barb Land
01:15:27
Than you everyone!
Barb Land
01:15:33
Thank
Heidi Simon
01:15:33
https://www.nsc.org/road/resources/road-to-zero/safe-system-approach
Ralph Wrons
01:15:35
I wanted to copy the Chat with all of the comments and links, but was unable to do so. Will the chat be saved and provided later?
Tyler Anderson
01:15:44
Thank you for the great presentations and insights!
Jin Wang
01:16:03
Thank you all!
Lyndsey Scofield
01:16:04
Thank you!