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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

    The program began with a 60-day warning period on June 1, 2020, which resulted in 224,206 violations recorded for that initial 30-day period, according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. In August 2020, the first month after the warning period ended, 84,608 violations were recorded – a reduction of 139,598 (63%) violations. Six months later there were 16,776 speeding violations issued for the month of February 2021 – reflecting a dramatic 93% reduction in recorded speeding violations.

    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

    Protected Bike Lanes on Parkside Avenue

    Parkside & Marlton Ave.
    Parkside & Marlton Ave.

    10th Street Protected Bike Lane Project

    10th & Vine Streets
    10th & Vine Streets

    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 Ave.
    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

    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.