Charlotte pedestrian deaths continue at record pace

Our Executive Director, Shannon Binns, was quoted in this article about the work that still needs to be done to reduce pedestrian deaths.

By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer

The advocacy group Sustain Charlotte last month urged city officials to allocate $50 million of its next two-year capital improvements budget on programs, including Vision Zero, for pedestrians and bike, scooter and transit riders.

“CDOT, with support from City Council, is doing more today to increase the safety of our streets than perhaps has ever been done,” executive director Shannon Binns said.

“However, after nearly a century of auto-only street design by those who came before us, the work to be done to achieve safety for all users is significant and will, therefore, require an even greater commitment of time and money.”

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