Stamford mayor signs 'Vision Zero' bill to curb roadway fatalities across city
Mayor Caroline Simmons signed a 'Vision Zero' executive order today in an effort to eliminate fatalities and severe injuries on Stamford streets by 2032.
Mayor Simmons was joined by a number of officials including members of the police department, the transportation, traffic and parking department, and the office of public safety, health and welfare.
Officials say 'Vision Zero' is a strategy that has been adopted in cities across the country including New York City and is aimed at eliminating all traffic fatalities, and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
Stamford police say so far this year they have responded to more than 50 crashes involving pedestrians including two fatalities.
Officials say 13 crashes involving pedestrians were downtown including a crash at the intersection of Bedford and Broad streets where a husband and wife were hit by a car.
The wife was critically injured.