February 14, 2020

Vision Zero in San Francisco: Advancing Public Health and Equity

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

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

Abstract

This presentation will provide 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.

Biographical Sketch

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.