Vision Zero Annual Report 2023

How much loss of life should we accept for a functioning transportation network? The answer seems self-evident – zero loss of life. However, the news of another deadly crash is often met with the begrudging acceptance by many Philadelphians that this is “just the way it is.” Losing more than 120 people to traffic violence every year remains a grim reality in Philadelphia. But we do not need to accept traffic violence. Vision Zero has grown by leaps and bounds since its adoption in 2016. Philadelphia is making strides to achieving zero traffic deaths.

Also published in this year’s report is the Office of Complete Streets’ analysis of how 35 complete streets projects have transformed traffic safety: Complete Streets Projects Transform Traffic Safety