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Vision Zero, Three Years Later: Has It Reduced Crashes?

Recently, Vision Zero ATX held its third annual Day of Remembrance Vigil to call for a regional approach to address the rates of car and pedestrian accidents on Austin roads. Family members of traffic accidents gathered to honor the lives of the more than 60 lives lost on Austin roads so far this year. Just last month alone, at least…
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Rep. Israel Files Bill to Reduce Urban Neighborhood Speed Limits

State Representative Celia Israel of Austin’s District 50 has filed a bill that would reduce urban neighborhood speed limits from 30 miles per hour down to 25. The bill comes in response to a spate of pedestrian accidents in Austin, such as the one that hospitalized young Ben Sokolic last year. The Story of Ben Sokolic Ben Sokolic is a…
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What Do I Do If I Am Hit by a CapMetro Bus?

Once a quiet college town, Austin has been growing exponentially in the last few decades. With the increase in population came an increase in the need for public transportation. CapMetro has served the city of Austin faithfully, but there have been a few incidents where CapMetro buses have caused accidents. One such incident occurred on December 22, 2016 when a…
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