Vision Zero in San Francisco: Advancing Public Health and Equity
Megan L. Wier
Director, Program on Health, Equity & Sustainability
Co-Chair, San Francisco Vision Zero Task Force
Environmental Health Branch, Population Health Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health
This seminar took place on February 14, 2020.
This presentation provided an overview of San Francisco’s Vision Zero policy to eliminate traffic deaths and reduce severe injuries on City Streets. Six years in to San Francisco’s Vision Zero commitment, this presentation will provide insights into what it will take to eliminate traffic deaths, the critical need to elevate equity in traffic safety initiatives, and the key role of public health data and evidence.
Megan Wier, MPH is Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability (PHES) in the Environmental Health Branch at SFDPH, where she and her team work with local communities and government agencies to develop and apply innovative approaches to using health data and evidence to inform safe, sustainable and equitable transportation and land use planning decisions in San Francisco. Ms. Wier co-chairs the San Francisco Citywide Vision Zero Task Force to eliminate traffic deaths, and oversees comprehensive, collaborative data systems in support of evaluation, surveillance, monitoring and analysis of San Francisco’s data-driven, evidence-based transportation injury prevention initiatives. Ms. Wier has an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan.