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Pedestrian Fatality Review board discusses new plans

Macon-Bibb County's Pedestrian Fatality Review Board met on Tuesday to discuss further plans to make the city safer for pedestrians / Tavares Jones (WGXA)

Macon-Bibb County's Pedestrian Fatality Review Board met on Tuesday to discuss further plans to make the city safer for pedestrians.

There were presentations made by the Georgia Department of Transportation and attorney Bob Dallas of Gilson Athans Law, who has been retained by the county as a consultant.

Dallas will review the county's current pedestrian safety plans and work to help implement new plans. He presented a new plan to the board Tuesday entitled "Vision Zero."

"'Vision Zero' is a concept that basically builds off of what we already have, which is towards zero deaths," Dallas said. "Right now, we look at engineering, education, enforcement, and EMS as the under pennies of how we deal with highway safety in the state of Georgia. What vision zero does is it says, let's look more at the data, evaluate it very well to make sure that we're spending our dollars well and that when the dollars are spent, they do what we intended them to do."

Dallas said the proposed plan also evaluates the equity of the current transportation plan, making sure every pedestrian is able to use the city's transportation system safely without injury or fatality.

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