Vision Zero

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What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is a national initiative to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility.  Vision Zero focuses on prevention measures and approaches, rather than reactionary measures and approaches. 

Mooresville’s Vision Zero Plan
Mooresville is one of 15 Vision Zero Communities in North Carolina that have adopted a goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries. On February 12, 2021, the Town adopted a Vision Zero resolution to ensure the safety and health of all residents and visitors. The resolution came about after two years of proactive steps to further elevate and protect all road users, including the formation of a Conversations without Cars Committee, adoption of OneMooresville Comprehension Plan, technical assistance through the UNC Highway Safety Research Center for establishment and maintenance as a Vision Zero Community, Watch for Me NC educational outreach, and additional construction of bicycle-pedestrian infrastructure. On September 5, 2023, the Town Board of Commissioners adopted the 2023 Vision Zero Action Plan

Vision Zero to Launch Pilot Program with Temporary Traffic Circle

The Town of Mooresville’s Vision Zero Action Plan is committed to making efforts and taking steps to prevent deaths and serious injuries on our roads. One of these actions is to identify locations to implement pilot projects, such as traffic circles, to improve safety by testing a specific improvement with temporary, low-cost materials.

The Vision Zero team chose the intersection of White Oaks Road and Grace Meadow Drive. They will test a traffic circle to create a traffic calming effort on White Oaks Road, where many vehicles travel through to access the number of schools in the area and Bellingham Park. The traffic circle is also considered a traffic control device and is anticipated to operate more efficiently and safely than a two-way stop-control at the existing intersection.

On December 6, 2022, the Public Services Department received a request from a resident on Grace Meadow Drive for a multi-way stop at the intersection of Grace Meadow and White Oaks Road. The Town completed a multi-way stop warrant and determined none of the criteria were met for a multi-way stop. On December 14, 2022, Town staff conducted a field visit to multiple locations in Mooresville for the Vision Zero Action Plan. This intersection was recognized as a potential location for improvement.

The Town will hold a public meeting November 29, 2023 at 5 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room (413 N. Main Street).
The pilot project at White Oaks Road and Grace Meadow Drive is planned to be installed in the weeks following the public meeting. Once installed, the project will remain in place for a minimum of three (3) months to monitor the intersection.
White Oaks Road and Grace Meadow Drive Traffic Circle Updated