Vision Zero Elizabethtown is our City's transportation initiative that aspires to eliminate fatalities on our roadways. Vision Zero acknowledges that people will sometimes make mistakes, so the road system and related policies should be designed to ensure those inevitable mistakes do not result in severe injuries or fatalities. Vision Zero uses the Safe System Approach, which uses the following key principles for safer roads. 1) Prevent crashes and fatalities, 2) Design for human mistakes/limitations, 3) Control speeding through design, 4) Individual responsibility, and 5) Proactively identify and address risks.
Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program
The City of Elizabethtown was recently awarded a grant under the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Safe Streets for All (SS4A) program for the development of a "Vision Zero" transportation safety action plan. The Action Plan will develop a strategy for eliminating fatal and serious injury crashes, and serve as a guide with future funding of safety improvement projects, policies and strategies.
Community input is a critical component in development of the Action Plan. Please click the image below to take a survey about roadway safety in Elizabethtown. Survey responses will be used to guide future roadway projects and reach our goal of eliminating fatalities on our roadways.
The City's Planning & Development Department held an Open House public meeting on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 and provided crash history maps. Those maps are available by clicking on the images below.
Contact Us for More Information
For more information, contact the Department of Planning & Development at (270) 982-3264.
Or email the Grants Administrator, Melissa Harrell-Nepi, Melissa.Harrell-Nepi@elizabethtownky.gov