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Vision Zero

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

I Pledge to Say Crash Not Accident

  • I will use “Crash” to describe a traffic-related incident
  • I will encourage others to use this language
  • I will not be distracted while driving
  • I will not speed while driving
  • I will do my part to not cause traffic-related fatalities or serious injuries

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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.


The TPA’s Vision Zero Action Plan Culture Action 3.1 commits to providing quarterly reviews of fatal and serious injury pedestrian and bicycle crashes. This action helps the TPA provide more timely and effective recommendations for high-crash areas and the community by documenting potentially unsafe locations and conditions.

2023 Pedestrian and Bicycle Quarterly Crash Reports:

To view previous reports, contact Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator Valentina Facuse at VFacuse@PalmBeachTPA.org.

TPA Vision Zero Social Media Toolkit

The TPA has created a Vision Zero Social Media Toolkit for municipalities to use when they adopt a Vision Zero resolution. 

  • Social Media Images with suggested captions
  • Facebook Profile Frame
  • Pledge Card
  • FAQ
  • Press Release Template
  • Meeting Agenda Cover Memo

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. 


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 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. 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established a new funding program called the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) in 2021 under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This new discretionary funding program has $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026, to fund the development of a comprehensive safety action plan with supplemental activities and the preceding implementation to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

The TPA held a SS4A Roundtable Workshop on April 4, 2024 to bring together SS4A grant awardees and potential applicants to share lessons learned, provide SS4A plan development updates, and discuss applying for implementation grants. The workshop recording and presentation materials can be found below: