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


    Evaluation & data strategies:

    • Analyze crash data to priortize vision zero
    • coordinate data collection
    • report data publicly 

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan. 

    Vision Zero Research Partnership

    As part of the Evaluation and Data Subcommittee Goals, Action Item (2.3) 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.

    Engineering 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. 

     


    Engineering strategies:

    • prioritize high injury network street safety improvements
    • establish plans and processes to internalize vision zero principles with deparTment operations

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

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan. 

    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.

    Education subcommittee goal: All Philadelphia residents and visitors understand their part in Vision Zero, and people living in every Philadelphia neighborhood have acess to safety education resources.
     

    • develop a vision zero community engagement plan 
    • develop a department-specific training and communication materials to bolster vision zero

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan. 

    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.

    Enforcement subcommitee goal: Traffic safety enforcement is clearly linked to data and behaviors that will reduce fatal and serious injury crashes. 

     

    • use data to focus traffic safety enforcement 

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan. 

    Fleet management subcommitte goal: Prioritize traffic safety investments and business-safe practices among fleets operating in Philadelphia. 
     

    • Update citywide vehicle safety policy to incorporate Vision Zero traffic safety priorities
    • Become leader in safe fleet vehicles
    • Engage large fleet operators in Vision Zero

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan. 

    Policy subcommittee goal: Address policy hurdles that are barriers to full implementation of Vision Zero. 
     

    • Pursue city policy changes
    • pursue state policy changes

    For a full list of Vision Zero strategies, refer to the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan.