He asserts "we need to focus primarily on the nationally accepted strategies of engineering [street design] and education ..., and ... doesn't think we should include a police traffic enforcement strategy as part of Vision Zero. Further, we should create a new traffic safety framework with racial equity and mobility justice operationalized from the beginning and created by Black and Brown people in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by traffic violence."
He further believes "Some transportation advocates are waking up to the dangers of stepped-up enforcement. Two national organizations — Safe Routes Partnership and the League of American Bicyclists — have completely removed police enforcement from their frameworks. Local advocacy groups in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Atlanta and elsewhere have come out against enforcement in Vision Zero."
PCC encountered these issues as direct & palpable challenges to our legislative efforts advancing the Hands Free bill and others enforcement-related bills in SC. The strongest challenge Hands Free experienced was advancing this before SC successfully passed its Criminal Justice Reform bill. But since that passed, is it enough? This year and next, we will work with organizations and legislative partners, through honest conversations, to answer that question creatively.