Alta helped the city of Kirkwood develop a systemic and data-driven Vision Zero action plan aimed at alleviating, and ultimately eliminating, traffic deaths and severe injuries in Kirkwood.

Data, community engagement, and leadership and guidance from the project’s Task Force and Steering Committee championed this year-long planning effort. The plan is built on data such as a systemic safety analysis that examined the leading causes of severe crashes, and robust equity analysis that identified the city’s High Injury Network (HIN), where the most severe crashes occurred. This data informed the specific set of safety strategies and countermeasures that were foundational to the plan.

Community input was another critical component of the plan. The team held multiple public engagement and pop up events, created a Vision Zero website, hosted a virtual public meeting, conducted walk audits, and installed demonstration projects. All of which gave the community opportunities to engage with the planning process and provide input.

Finally, the project’s Task Force and Steering Committee provided leadership and guidance that helped sustain the plan’s momentum and success.