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 spring 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. 

Watch the Mayor's Town Hall on Vision Zero (2/2/2021)

Watch the Mayor's video celebrating Vision Zero in Alameda

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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 Vision Zero Task Force has had three meetings, in January, June, and December 2020. Future meetings will be held in the winter and spring of 2021.

The City of Alameda uses crash data to prioritize safety investments and track progress toward its goal to achieve zero fatal and severe injury collisions. 

For 2019 and 2020 fatal and injury crash numbers by mode, see Table 2 in the Annual Report on Transportation.

For an in-depth analysis of Alameda crash data, including the most dangerous behaviors associated with injury crashes and the city's high injury corridors, read the 2009-2018 Crash Data Summary.