Vision Zero in Other Cities
Vision Zero began in Sweden in 1997 and pedestrian deaths have been cut in half in the country since it started. Based on this success, numerous cities have begun to adopt the policy in order to create thriving, safe and healthy communities.
San Francisco is one of a number of cities in the US to have adopted a Vision Zero policy. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Washington DC, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Mateo, CA, Fremont, CA, Austin, TX, Columbia, MO, Tampa, FL, and Bellevue, WA are currently undertaking major street safety initiatives inspired by the original Vision Zero effort.
While each city is tackling the policy in its unique way, each is staying true to the idea that when people make mistakes on our streets, death and serious injury shouldn’t be the result.
To learn more about the international Vision Zero initiative please visit www.