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    Safe speeds subcommitee goal: Prevent fatal crashes and serious injuries by managing vehicle speeds.

     

    Safe speeds strategies:

    • REDUCE SPEEDS TO MATCH THE SURVIVABLE DESIGN OF THE STREET 
    • SEEK STATE APPROVAL TO EXPAND AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT 
    • CONTINUE NEIGHBORHOOD SLOW ZONES PROGRAM 

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025

    In Progress

    Automated Speed Enforcement on Roosevelt Boulevard

    Problem

    Over 140 people have been killed or seriously injured in traffic crashes on Roosevelt Boulevard since 2013. 60% of total crashes on Roosevelt Boulevard are a result of speeding and aggressive driving.

    Solution

    Automated Speed Enforcement Program is expected to begin in late 2019. Stay tuned for more information.

    Safe Streets subcommittee goal: The City has the policies, resources, and partnerships needed to design streets that maximize safety for the most vulnerable roadway users, and City staff have the professional freedom to make data-driven decisions that promote traffic safety. 


    Safe streets strategies:

    • INVEST IN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON THE VISION ZERO CAPITAL PLAN LOCATIONS 
    • ENGAGE WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS PROACTIVELY ON STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS 
    • MAKE COST-EFFECTIVE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS SYSTEMATICALLY AND RAPIDLY ON HIGH INJURY STREETS 
    • INCORPORATE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS INTO UPCOMING PROJECTS IN THE STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY 

    To explore a map of Vision Zero projects, click here.

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025

    Chestnut Street Transportation Project

    S. 34th & Chestnut Streets
    S. 34th & Chestnut Streets

    South Broad Intersection Modifications

    South Broad & Chestnut Streets
    South Broad & Chestnut Streets

    S. 12th & Passyunk Ave. Pedestrian Safety Project

    S. 12th & Passyunk
    S. 12th & Passyunk Ave.

    In Progress

    North Broad Street: Hardened Centerline Pilot Project

    Problem

    North Broad Street is a Vision Zero High Injury Network street, with a high number of driver and pedestrian crashes.

    Solution

    This project will install hardened centerlines in five high crash locations.

    In Progress

    Willard Neighborhood Slow Zone (Kensington)

    Problem

    Neighborhood Slow Zone Program manages driver speeds on neighborhood streets, between Somerset, Allegheny, Kensington, and Frankford.

    Solution

    Neighborhood Slow Zone Program brings posted speed limits down to 20MPH and installs traffic calming throughout an entire zone of residential streets.

    In Progress

    Fairhill Neighborhood Slow Zone

    Problem

    Neighborhood Slow Zone Program manages driver speeds on neighborhood streets between 2nd, 5th, Allegheny, and Glenwood.

    Solution

    Neighborhood Slow Zone Program brings posted speed limits down to 20MPH and installs traffic calming throughout an entire zone of residential streets.

    Safe people subcommittee goal: Empower Philadelphians to spread Vision Zero messaging, reach culture shift goals, and take community action.

    • PRIORITIZE PHILADELPHIA YOUTH IN VISION ZERO PROGRAMS AND CONVERSATIONS 
    • EXPAND ACCESS TO QUALITY TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION AND CO-DESIGN PROCESSES THAT INCORPORATES INPUT FROM PHILADELPHIANS 
    • AMPLIFY VISION ZERO COMMUNICATION TO BUILD A TRAFFIC SAFETY CULTURE AND EDUCATE PHILADELPHIANS ABOUT SAFE BEHAVIORS 
    • STRATEGICALLY AND EQUITABLY EXPAND AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT TO REDUCE THE MOST DANGEROUS BEHAVIORS 

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025

    Safe vehicles subcommitte goal: Support all Philadelphians to use the safest vehicles possible for daily trips – with transit, biking, or even walking as the priority. 

    • SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS THAT REDUCE DRIVING 
    • PURSUE THE LATEST SAFETY FEATURES IN ALL VISION ZERO PARTNER FLEET PURCHASES AND UPGRADES 
    • SUPPORT SAFETY WITH NEW AND EMERGING MOBILITY TECHNOLOGIES AND TARGETED MESSAGING ABOUT THE CITY’S VEHICLE FLEET 

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025.

    Safety data subcommittee goal: Vision Zero actions are data-driven and based on quality data and the latest technology and analytical tools. 


    Safety data strategies:

    • EVALUATE STREET SAFETY TREATMENTS REGULARLY AND CONSISTENTLY AND ADJUST TREATMENTS AS PRUDENT BASED ON THE RESULTS 
    • IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND TIMELINESS OF RELEVANT TRAFFIC SAFETY DATA 
    • IMPROVE INTERNAL AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO SAFETY DATA 

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025

    Vision Zero Research Partnership

    As part of the Evaluation and Data Subcommittee Goals, Action Item (2.3) from the Three-Year Vision Zero Action Plan 2017 is to “Engage university research partners to design and implement traffic safety research and program evaluations.”

     

    In 2018, The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) partnered with ImpactED at the University of Pennsylvania to engage Philadelphia’s robust research community on the topic of Vision Zero. The Vision Zero Research Partnership, which is a group of area researchers and practitioners, was created to promote innovative, smart, inter-disciplinary thinking around Vision Zero.

     

    To request more information or to get involved

    Contact the Vision Zero Program at the City of Philadelphia at VisionZero@phila.gov.

    Transformative policies subcommittee goal: Getting to zero will require political will and public support for ambitious and transformative policies. 

    • PASS THE CURB BILL TO ALLOW SAFE STREET DESIGN  
    • ADOPT VISION ZERO ORDINANCE  
    • EXPANded AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT 
    • MUNICIPAL SPEED LIMIT SETTING 

    To learn more about Vision Zero’s transformative policies, refer to the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025.