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.

 

Vision Zero in Sweden. Pedestrians Crossing the Street.

 

San Francisco is one of a number of cities in the US to have adopted a Vision Zero policy. New York, ChicagoLos Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Washington DC, San Antonio,  San DiegoSanta BarbaraSan Mateo, CA, Fremont, CAAustin, TXColumbia, 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.visionzeroinitiative.com.

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