City Councilor Ed Flynn will hold a hearing to discuss pedestrian safety and speeding cars on Monday, November 23rd, at 3pm virtually. You can watch it here live.
Councilor Ed Flynn, Councilor Michelle Wu, Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, Council President Kim Janey, Councilor Kenzie Bok, Councilor Frank Baker, city officials, and transportation advocates
This is a joint hearing on two hearing orders filed by Councilor Flynn and his co-sponsors to discuss pedestrian safety, traffic enforcement, speeding cars as a public health emergency, and infrastructure improvements. There were several car crashes in recent weeks in various parts of the city, including in South Boston, Dorchester, and around the Public Garden.
These crashes illustrate that work still needs to be done to reduce speeding and achieve Vision Zero – the goal of having zero serious or fatal crashes in the City of Boston. Advocates and public health agencies have also long viewed road safety as a public health issue, as car crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injuries in the nation and worldwide.
This hearing will discuss the traffic calming infrastructure needed to improve pedestrian safety, as well as looking at speeding cars and road safety as a public health emergency in order to elevate this issue. This hearing will be chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu and Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.