Vision Zero

Vision Zero is an international movement that provides a framework for reducing traffic deaths and life-changing injuries to zero, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. It addresses all collisions, whether people travel by truck, car, motorcycle, bike, wheelchair, or foot. In November 2019, the Alameda City Council adopted a resolution establishing Vision Zero as the City’s guiding principle for transportation planning, design, and maintenance. In early 2021, the City of Alameda will complete a Vision Zero Action Plan that includes specific actions and policy changes to increase street safety in Alameda. 

NEW: On April 22, 2020, the City Council approved a package of street design updates as required by the Alameda Vision Zero policy. To read the staff report and resolution, click HERE.

To learn about Alameda's ongoing traffic safety and calming efforts, click HERE.

For information about safety improvements in response to collisions involving children in fall 2019, click HERE.

To join the Vision Zero mailing list or provide input, please write to VisionZero@Alamedaca.gov.

Interested in making walking and biking safer and more comfortable in Alameda? Join the Alameda Active Transportation Plan: www.ActiveAlameda.org

 

In 2020 and 2021, the City of Alameda will develop a Vision Zero Action Plan with measurable actions to increase street safety. This work will be based on an analysis of traffic collisions and their causes, to help identify the policies and actions that will have the greatest impact on reducing traffic deaths and severe injuries. The City will monitor progress against the plan with an annual report to the Transportation Commission and City Council.

The Vision Zero Task Force will guide development of the Action Plan. This group comprises community members such as a traffic violence victim family member, an Alameda Point Collaborative resident, and an AUSD parent/Safe Routes to School champion; representatives from the Commission on Disability and the Transportation Commission; staff from external agencies including Alameda Unified School District, AC Transit, and the Alameda County Public Health Department; and City staff from seven different departments. The first Vision Zero Task Force meeting was on January 14, 2020. Future meetings will be held in the spring, summer, and fall/winter.