If your community is interested in adopting the Safe System approach and working towards achieving Vision Zero, the Fundamentals of Vision Zero Action Planning resource is a must-read. It is designed to help communities create strong, Safe System-based plans to help fundamentally improve their effectiveness and institutionalize Vision Zero principles (more below) in meaningful, measurable ways.
Whether you’re one of the 450+ US communities awarded a Safe Streets and Roads for All planning grant from the US Department of Transportation, planning future efforts, or updating an existing plan, this resource is an invaluable tool. So, we invite you to read, watch, learn, and ask questions, to increase your chances of building a strong, actionable foundation for safe mobility.
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This Fundamentals of Vision Zero Action Planning webinar series covers key topics to help communities developing a new – or updating an existing – roadway safety plan. Whatever size your community is, these recommendations and examples can inform the process to develop strong, Safe System-based action plans that are built on effective and equitable safety strategies.
Following is a list of sessions:
Missed a previous webinar? Check out – and share – recordings of past webinars below.
In our first session on February 23rd, we provided a high level overview of six foundational elements that make for a strong Vision Zero Action Plan.
We talked to Vision Zero leaders from Tacoma, WA; Philadelphia; and Denver’s Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG, a regional MPO) about their experiences and lessons learned in developing Vision Zero Action Plans built on a solid Safe System foundation.
In our April 19th webinar, we talked to Vision Zero leaders from Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and Nashville, TN about their experiences and lessons learned in developing (or expanding upon) Vision Zero Action Plans built on a collaborative foundation.
At this webinar we talked to Vision Zero leaders from Tampa, FL; Oakland, CA; and the Burlington Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization, a regional MPO in North Carolina about their approaches to prioritization in Vision Zero Planning.
We encourage you to delve deeper into Vision Zero and Safe System resources, including the following:
It’s Time to Evolve Beyond the E’s Approach to Traffic Safety (engineering, education, enforcement)
Where to Start the Road to Vision Zero?
What is the Safe System Approach?
USDOT Primer on the Safe System Approach
Guidelines for Creating an Effective Vision Zero Action Plan
What is a High Injury Network?
Vision Zero Equity Strategies for Practitioners
Vision Zero Action Plans library
USDOT National Roadway Safety Strategy
Addressing Safety on State-owned Roads
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about the webinar series.