9 Components of a Strong Vision Zero Commitment

As the momentum around Vision Zero spreads across the United States, one of the most common questions we hear from interested stakeholders is: What makes a Vision Zero city?

We know that achieving the goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries can’t be achieved with a “business as usual” mindset. While Vision Zero is indeed a set of strategies, it’s also fundamentally a new approach, a different framework, that starts from an acknowledgement that severe traffic crashes are preventable.

Based on the experiences of early-adopter cities in the United States, these nine components have proven to be
an effective high-level framework for communities considering a Vision Zero commitment. While these are not
the only factors to consider, they are critical aspects to ensure a strong and lasting commitment to Vision Zero.

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