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VISION ZERO SUMMIT

June 18, 2018

Vision Zero & Complete Streets


Engineering to save lives

Kerri Collins, PE, PTOE, LEED AP


Vice President, Transportation Engineering/Planning
What is Vision Zero?
3 pillars of Vision Zero

The only acceptable 
number of deaths on our 
transportation systems 
Humans fail, design  Collaboration amongst actors 
shouldn’t.  of different levels of 
System designers have the  government, public services, 
final responsibility for the  private industries and other 
design, operation and use  road managers is necessary 
of the road transport  for a successful 
system implementation. 
How do Complete Streets & 
Multimodal Design Support 
Vision Zero?
Complete Streets And Vision Zero

• Designs consider all users
• Plans for connections between 
modes
• Elements provide improved 
experience for most 
vulnerable users
• Drivers are more aware of 
cyclists and pedestrians
• Safety is usually improved for 
everyone
Complete Streets Process

• Establish existing 
condition
• Meet with community
• Identify challenges & 
opportunities
• Develop a long term vision
• Develop short term 
solutions
• Conduct feasibility analysis
Case Study: 
San Pedro Avenue
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Existing Cross Section

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Proposed Option 2: Dedicated BRT
Proposed Option 1: Light Rail
How Do We Engineer for Vision 
Zero?
Roundabout Design Guidance

Jay Aber, PE, PTOE
Lead Traffic Engineer
WSP: Lenexa, Kansas 
Vining Street Corridor, Hays, Kansas

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Vasagatan Complete Street

Karin Hassner
WSP: Stockholm, Sweden
Traffic Engineer, Traffic & Transport
Vision Zero Lead
Vasagatan Today…

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Lighting Master Plan & Street Lighting 
Conversion, Cambridge, MA

Paul J. Lutkevich, PE, FEIS
WSP: Boston, Masachusetts
Technical Director
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— Conversion to LED from high


pressure sodium lighting
— Installation of adaptive control
technology
Additional Design Concepts
Z‐Type Crossings

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Medians

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Midblock Crossing with Median

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Bus Boarding Islands with Bikes Behind

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Examples of Implementation
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San Antonio Implementation
Downtown Transportation Study ‐ 2012
Main & San Pedro 
Roundabout
Main & Soledad Streets
Main & Soledad Streets
Questions?

Vision Zero & Complete Streets
Engineering to save lives
Kerri Collins, PE, PTOE, LEED AP
Vice President, Transportation Engineering/Planning