Central Texas Families for Safe Streets (CTFSS) serves as a resource for individuals and families who have been affected through loss and suffering from traffic violence involving a motor vehicle. CTFSS’s mission is to promote alternative and safe transportation options through policy and legislation, advocacy, community outreach and empowerment.
We envision streets where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles can safely co-exist, and children and adults are no longer endangered – where no loss of life in traffic is acceptable.
We seek social, policy, and environmental changes and rapid implementation of Vision Zero. CTFSS is a chapter inspired by Families for Safe Streets (FSS), New York’s committee, and represents and operates in the counties of Central Texas.
CTFSS receives support and guidance from: 1) Transportation Alternatives, Inc. (TransAlt) – New York’s advocates for walking, cycling and public transportation.2) Bike Austin – Austin and Central Texas’ non-profit whose mission is to improve quality of life by growing safe and accessible bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise and recreation.
Central Texas counties served by CTFSS: Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, Mason, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, Williamson, and Wilson.
CTFSS works closely with Vision Zero ATX and Vision Zero Texas, which are all in someways supported by Farm&City, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.