Cleveland's Vision Zero Initiative is Underway
ear, over 40,000 Americans are killed in traffic related crashes. For too long, traffic deaths and severe injuries have been considered an inevitable side effects of modern life. While often referred to as “accidents,” the reality is that these tragedies are preventable by taking a proactive, preventative approach that prioritizes traffic safety as a public health issue.
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 has proved successful across Europe — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities. NYC adopted a Vision Zero strategy four years ago and has reduced serious injuries and fatalities by 30%.
In 2018, Cleveland's City Council adopted a resolution formalizing a Vision Zero Task Force whose role is to create a plan for the City to address meaningful changes to traffic enforcement, land use and transportation ordinances.
To learn more about Cleveland's Vision Zero initiative,