Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest and fastest growing cities in the country. Over the past 10 years, Seattle has seen a 30 percent decline in traffic fatalities, even as our our city continues to grow. On February 12, 2015, Seattle adopted Vision Zero and has been highlighted as one of the influential focus cities in the U.S. Our goal is to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
The Vision Zero Network is committed to eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all travelers. Vision Zero first gained traction in Sweden in the 90’s and has proven to be successful across Europe. It’s about time that this campaign gained momentum here in America. We are excited to be one of ten focus cities in the U.S. currently aligning with their efforts to challenge the ‘business as usual’ motto.
Here is a list of the 10 Vision Zero focus cities:
- Austin, TX
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York City, NY
- Portland, OR
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Washington, D.C.
Vision Zero is a collaborative campaign focused on utilizing proven strategies: lowering speed limits, redesigning streets, implementing meaningful change campaigns, and enhancing data-driven traffic enforcement. Along with community involvement, the network collaborates with multidisciplinary local leaders in health, traffic engineering, police enforcement, advocates and policy-makers.
Learn more about the Vision Zero Network initiatives: Stay informed and sign up for regular email updates. If you have any questions or concerns contact Vision Zero Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about Seattle’s Vision Zero plan, check out our page.