Local citizen-led commission keeping conversation about pedestrian safety alive

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Halfway through 2016, five people have been hit and killed by a vehicle in Greenville.

To keep the conversation going about pedestrian safety, one citizen-led commission is taking action. At the Public Transportation and Parking Commission’s meeting Wednesday, Brian Farkas, member, presented a resolution.

The document calls for zero pedestrian fatalities by the end of 2026. Farkas hopes the approved measure will inspire city leaders to take action.

“Everyone is really frustrated about this issue. This is a glaring weakness for the city of Greenville, but we’ve got an opportunity here to come up with a local solution that can help us move where we need to go,” said Farkas.

His idea behind the resolution is a part of “vision zero,” a policy used in a number of cities across the country.

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