The City of Norfolk was recently awarded grant funding to assist with safe street planning. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next 5 years. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
In this first round of the SS4A program, 473 Action Plan Grants and 37 Implementation Plan Grants were awarded.
The City received an SS4A Action Plan Grant in the amount of $209,300 which the City will match with $89,700. The funding will be used to assess the safety of the City’s street infrastructure as it relates to all modes of transportation; vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
“I commend city staff for working creatively to leverage new resources in the ongoing effort to make our infrastructure function better and our streets safer for both motorists and pedestrians,” said Mayor Josh Moenning.
For the next several months, Norfolk will be engaging in a collaborative community process to identify safety issues and concerns, develop policies, and select projects to reduce the severity of accidents and eliminate traffic related deaths.
This grant was made possible in part by the “Vision Zero” Resolution 2022-36 adopted by City Council on August 15th, 2022.