Advancing road safety in Redmond
REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is pleased to have been one of thirteen cities selected to participate in a National League of Cities (NLC) Capstone Challenge Series, where cities are matched with strategic partners to work together on innovative projects to benefit their communities.
The City was selected alongside Easton, Pennsylvania to partner with General Motors (GM) Future Roads to advance road safety in Redmond, through the use of Safety View, a tool built in a joint collaboration between GM Future Roads and INRIX. The tool allows cities to view areas of concern in their municipality with contextual, layered data sets, providing users with the ability to quickly assess factors that impact safety for drivers and vulnerable road users in their community. The NLC Capstone Challenge is eight months and culminates in early 2024, when each working group will share the outcomes of their projects. The most innovative and impactful project will be recognized with an award. In addition to the potential for an award and innovation for improving our community, this partnership paves the way for a strong relationship with GM to continue after the capstone challenge.
“Having a partner to work in collaboration with our city staff for the benefit of advancing road safety for our community is an incredible opportunity,” said Mayor Angela Birney. “I am grateful that Redmond was selected for this and am eager to follow and share the journey of this work over the next several months.”
Redmond is transitioning from a suburban environment to an urban one in a time of unprecedented growth and change, with transportation systems being center stage. The City’s Transportation Master Plan is being updated to document the vision of the transportation system in 2050. Within the work of updating the Transportation Master Plan, the City is focusing on the safety of vulnerable active mode users through the development of Redmond’s Safer Streets for All Action Plan, which is partially funded with Safer Streets for All (SS4A) federal discretionary grant program.
For questions about the City’s transportation plans, visit LetsConnectRedmond.com/TMP or contact Transportation Planning and Engineering Manager Vangie Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager