Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero is being prioritized across Europe and many cities in the United States.
The TPA Governing Board adopted targets of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries first in February 2018 and has annually renewed this commitment in subsequent years. This concept, known as “Vision Zero,” promotes a culture of safety grounded in six key principles:
- Traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and unacceptable
- Human life takes priority over mobility
- Human error is inevitable, so the transportation system should allow for it to happen without death or serious injury
- A system-level approach to safety should be adopted to effect change
- Safe human behaviors, education, and enforcement are essential contributors to a safe system
- High speed is a primary cause of traffic death and serious injury; it should be managed with sensitivity to vulnerable road users
TPA Vision Zero Action Plan
To support its commitment to Vision Zero, the TPA adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan on April 18, 2019, and an updated version on October 16, 2021. Each year, the TPA evaluates progress on the actions in the plan and considers updates to the plan.
TPA Vision Zero Social Media Toolkit
TPA Vision Zero Advisory Committee
The TPA’s Vision Zero Advisory Committee (VZAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the TPA Governing Board to advance those elements of the TPA’s Vision Zero Action Plan (PDF) oriented around pedestrian and bicycle safety, and to address other matters and concerns when directed by the TPA.
- Vision Zero Network – provides resources to get communities started on moving towards zero traffic deaths.
- Guidelines for becoming a Vision Zero Community (PDF)
- Vision Zero Resolution Template – word document template to pass a Vision Zero Resolution
- FDOT’s Crash Data Guidance document (PDF) – provides an overview of how to obtain crash data for analysis. You can also reach out to the TPA for assistance.
- ChangeLab Solutions Vision Zero Model Resolution & Implementation Toolkit
- December 2019 Vision Zero Workshop Summary Report (PDF) – overview of Vision Zero, local adoption, resources, and next steps.
- TPA’s Online Mapping Website – many of the datasets to support safety and Vision Zero efforts can be found here.
- In January 2019, Palm Beach County created a Local Road Safety Plan (PDF) as a pilot project with support from the Federal Highway Administration.
TPA staff will conduct a ped/bike safety field review with you! Please contact Valentina Facuse at VFacuse@PalmBeachTPA.org to schedule a field review.
The Florida Department of Transportation routinely conducts road safety audits (RSAs) for state roadway segments within Palm Beach County. Many of the recent RSAs are provided below:
- Lake Worth Rd. from W of Military to E of Congress – August 2019 (PDF)
- US-1 (Broadway Ave) from 45th St. to 59th St – August 2019 (PDF)
- A1A (Ocean Blvd) Bridge from E. Camino Real to Beach Club Way – April 2017 (PDF)
- A1A (Ocean Blvd) from Boca Highland Beach Club to Northern Highland Beach Limit – April 2017 (PDF)
- SR-704 Okeechobee Blvd/SR-704 from Vista Parkway to Stafford Ave – October 2016 (PDF)
- Boynton Beach Blvd. from SR-7 to Lyons Rd – March 2015 (PDF)
- SR-704 Okeechobee Blvd/SR-704 from Florida Ave. to Rosemary Ave – October 2015 (PDF)
- I-95 fr. Glades Rd. to Congress Ave – November 2015 (PDF)
The VZAC serves in an advisory capacity to the TPA Governing Board to advance those elements of the TPA’s Vision Zero Action Plan oriented around pedestrian and bicycle safety and to address other matters and concerns when directed by the TPA. Visit the VZAC Committee webpage.