The City of Baltimore’s TowardZERO initiative Initiative will implement and expand upon the recommendations within the Baltimore City Strategic Transportation Safety Plan, adopted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2013. Strategic actions will include targeted engineering and roadway improvements, enforcement, and education, as well as encourage advocacy, partnership, and policy changes. TowardZERO is a bold and important commitment; it sets achievable and measurable goals and also aligns with state and national goals and policies. This commitment places Baltimore amongst the leaders in pedestrian safety, ultimately creating a truly walkable and safe city. In addition to safety and other benefits, walkability promotes health and supports tourism and economic vitality in our city. To fully support the Mayor’s goal of attracting new families to the city, it starts with a safe and walk-friendly environment.