Vision Zero

What is Vision Zero?

Vision Zero is based on the idea that no one should die or suffer serious injury in traffic. Vision Zero is an international movement to get to the goal of zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries. Seattle’s goal for Vision Zero is 2030.

Memorial Walk for Leo Almanzor 11/22/14

What are the principles of Vision Zero in Seattle?

  1.  Life is Most Important. The protection of human life and health must be the overriding goal of traffic planning and engineering, taking priority over vehicle speeds and other objectives.
  2.  Every Person Matters. Everyone has the right to be safe on our streets, regardless of the way they choose to travel.
  3.  People Make Mistakes. In order to prevent and reduce death and serious injury, traffic systems can and must be designed to account for the inevitability of human error.
  4. The Government is Responsible for Safe Streets. ALL elected officials and government staff need to collaborate and act now to achieve Vision Zero.

What is Seattle Neighborhood Greenways doing about Vision Zero?

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways works to create a city where everyone can get to where they need to go safely.