Vision Zero Action Plan

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The City of Berkeley is committed to an equity-focused, data-driven effort to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on our city streets by 2028.

VISION ZERO FOCUSES ON ELIMINATING FATAL AND SEVERE TRAFFIC CRASHES

The Vision Zero program aims to eliminate fatal and severe traffic crashes by 2028. In an average year, two people die and 21 are severely injured in traffic collisions in Berkeley. By focusing on preventing these most severe incidents, we can have the greatest impact on the safety and ease of travel for everyone in Berkeley.

The guiding principles of Vision Zero are:

  1. Safety is our highest priority.
  2. Traffic deaths and severe injuries are preventable and unacceptable.
  3. People make mistakes.
  4. Slower streets are safer streets.
  5. We will create safer transportation options for people who walk, bike, and take transit.
  6. Street safety must be achieved equitably.
  7. Vision Zero will be accountable, transparent, and data-driven.

Learn more about what Vision Zero is and why we need it in the Action Plan. Explore the data on traffic crashes and current and future engineering projects in these interactive maps.

VISION ZERO REQUIRES COLLECTIVE EFFORT FROM AGENCIES AND THE COMMUNITY

Local agencies and the Berkeley community are collaborating to bring Vision Zero’s goals to life. The Vision Zero Program’s first priority is to establish a Coordinating Committee. The committee will include City staff, Commissioners, partner institutions, members of the community, advocacy groups, and community-based organizations. The committee will guide the work of the Vision Zero program.

Read more about the work of the Vision Zero program in the 2020-2021 Annual Report.