Vision Zero for Youth U.S. Leadership Award

APPLICATION FORM

Please note: Because the form needs to be completed in one session, you may wish to prepare answers before using the submission form. If you would like to mail in your submission form instead of sending it electronically, use this downloadable form.

 

Name, address, email and phone number of key contact person for city, county or local tribal government being nominated:

Name(Required)
Address(Required)

If different than key contact person above: Name, address, email and phone number of person nominating the city, county or local tribal government:

Name
Address

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Provide a brief overview of the scope, main strategies and successes relevant to the award. (Maximum 1300 characters)
Describe the youth (under 18 years of age) safety problem addressed and what sparked these efforts. (maximum 2000 characters)
Describe how communities of color or low-income communities have benefited from these strategies and successes. (maximum 2000 characters)

PROGRAM RESULTS AND SUCCESSES

Changes to the built environment can be critical for safety improvements. Infrastructure improvements include accessible safe space for walking and biking, improved crossings and traffic calming.  (maximum 3000 characters)

  • Please describe achievements in any of these areas that apply. Include the time period in which activities took place and efforts to build public support for changes. 
  • Did you use any innovations (such as changes made to respond to pandemic conditions that have continued)?
  • Did you implement any broader good practices that benefit all road users such as using a systemic approach? If so, please describe.

Policy changes can be an important part of changing the built environment, slowing traffic, limiting vehicle traffic on school streets, and encouraging active travel. (maximum 3000 characters)

  • Please describe any policy change that played a role. Include the time period in which activities took place and if these policies are part of any larger plan, such as Vision Zero.
  • Did you use any innovations (such as changes made to respond to pandemic conditions that have continued)?
  • Did you implement any broader good practices that benefit all road users such as citywide speed reduction? If so, please describe.

How are you measuring success? Please describe your specific goals and how you measure them. Include any results, both quantitative and qualitative. Include any crash trend data that could be relevant such as serious and fatal injury rates for 0-17 year olds for the most recent five-year period for the location being nominated for the award. (maximum 2000 characters)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Describe any partnerships that were used or created to advance the work highlighted in this application. Include public involvement, youth engagement, and elected official buy-in. (maximum 3000 characters)

FUTURE PLANS

How do the accomplishments described in this application influence your location’s future plans for youth pedestrian and bicyclist safety? (maximum 1500 characters)