Last summer, Chicago joined major cities across the country by taking part in Vision Zero, a program aimed at boosting transportation safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. However one year after implementing the program, traffic fatalities have risen in Chicago.
Every Monday throughout this summer, the Morning Shift is examining the issue of traffic fatalities and pedestrian and cyclist deaths. We’re looking at best practices, comparing Chicago to other cities around the country and taking listeners’ comments and questions live on the air.
GUESTS: Kyle Whitehead, a spokesman for the Active Transportation Alliance, talks about new safety measures the organization is pushing for.
Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s Worldview, WBEZ’s “Bike To Work Week” Team leader