(Des Moines, IA) -- The City of Des Moines is looking for the public's input on ways to improve traffic safety, after seeing some trends during the pandemic.
City Traffic Engineer John Davis says not just Des Moines, but cities across the country have been seeing an increase in excessive speeding, drivers running red lights, and other traffic violations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Des Moines has launched Vision Zero, a project to make changes to improve safety on city roadways for both drivers and pedestrians. The current phase of the project includes listening sessions, where the city is seeking public input on the issue. Two sessions have already been held, and two more will be held within the next week, including:
- Thursday, September 22nd from 4pm-7pm at South Side Library, located at 1111 SW Porter Avenue in Des Moines
- Thursday, September 29th from 4pm-7pm at Franklin Avenue Library, located at 5000 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines
Both sessions are free and open to the public. More information on Vision Zero is available on the City of Des Moines' website.