Case Study: Vision Zero

Friday, June 15, 5:20 pm - 6:00 pm

How can the arts make streets and pedestrian traffic safer? In this case study, hear about WalkDenver and the Vision Zero Coalition—a set of arts projects that emotionally and visually engaged community members to raise awareness of traffic safety and work towards eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Denver.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the main components of Vision Zero and the goals of the Vision Zero Coalition.
  2. Hear about the community-driven design process that led to this year's Community Art Project.
  3. See how to engage community, private sector, and government organizations in progressing "arts and" issues to make safer communities.



Jill Locantore
Executive Director
WalkDenver and the Denver Vision Zero Coalition
Denver, Colorado

Jill is currently Executive Director of WalkDenver, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to making Denver the most walkable city in the nation. Previously, Jill served as Principal Planner for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), where she worked with more than 50 local governments to develop and implement Metro Vision, the Denver region’s long-range plan for sustainable growth and development. Jill also worked for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments where she supported regional efforts to coordinate land use and transportation planning in suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Throughout her planning career, Jill has focused on the intersection of land use and transportation with environmental sustainability, economic development, public health, and social justice issues. Jill has a Masters degree in community planning from the University of Maryland, as well as a Masters degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Toronto.