20. November 2018 - 11:30 till 13:00
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ASCE November Luncheon: Vision Zero | Moose Lodge | Tuesday, 20. November 2018

Doors open at 11:30am, and the meeting will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Lunch will be catered by Peppercini’s at $15, payable at the door. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.  Traffic deaths and serious injuries have risen sharply in Anchorage over the past decade, disproportionately impacting our city’s most vulnerable road users. Though only 5% of people travel primarily on foot, by bike, or by motorcycle here, they make up 52% of our traffic fatalities. The Anchorage Vision Zero Initiative is a using a data-driven effort to understand traffic safety issues and prioritize resources based on evidence of the greatest needs and impact.  This session will present the crash data finding, National Best Practices, and solutions tailored around Safe Systems Approach – all parts of the system must be strengthened in order to save lives. Wende Wilber, AICP PTP is Principal Planner at Kittelson & Associates. She  has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and over 26 years of experience managing transportation planning projects.  Wende is developing the Anchorage Vision Zero Action Plan for the Municipality of Anchorage and serving as a Technical Adviser for the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (Florida) Vision Zero Plan. She is a Certified Professional Transportation Planner by the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a Certified Land Use Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Andrew Ooms, PE, is a Senior Engineer with Kittelson & Associates. He has made safety a focus of his career, dating back to producing the First Edition of the Highway Safety Manual ten years ago. He has conducted city-wide safety screenings for Anchorage and Portland, Oregon and has performed safety assessments in urban and rural settings throughout Alaska and the Northwest. He has a Master’s in Civil Engineering.