pedestrian task force

Davidson opens 2022 agenda with pedestrian safety, intersection cameras

DAVIDSON – Steps toward promoting safety and providing enhanced technology for incident investigations were highlighted items at the Davidson town board’s first meeting of 2022. Following a presentation from Assistant Town Manager Austin Nantz, commissioners approved a plan to establish a community Vision Zero Task Force to identify, evaluate and recommend pedestrian safety measures and policies. And in a separate item […]

Davidson takes next step in increased pedestrian safety

DAVIDSON – Official endorsement of a “Vision Zero” initiative to protect pedestrians is the first step toward a task force-recommended, town-wide “culture shift” re-emphasizing long-endorsed goals to be a walker-friendly community. At the town board’s Oct. 26 session, commissioners received the first official report from the Davidson Pedestrian Safety Task Force, a 19-member committee created in July in the aftermath of […]

Task force created after pedestrian death seeks local input

DAVIDSON – The Davidson Pedestrian Safety Task Force is seeking more public input on the topic of community-wide safety it was created to address. The Task Force is a group of residents selected through an application process to make pedestrian safety recommendations to the town board. It was formed earlier this summer following a pedestrian fatality on Main Street. The […]

Commentary: Will conflict become necessary to cut down on jaywalking?

Davidson’s newest citizen committee has a serious and difficult assignment. On June 13, the town board was scheduled to appoint 15 members to a Pedestrian Safety Task Force created, according to the town resolution authorizing it, “in response to a tragic pedestrian fatality that occurred on Main Street” in mid-June. The resolution goes on to say, “This incident, along with […]