Vision Zero for the District
Also in 2012, of 642 bicycle collisions, over 40% resulted in injury to the person biking
24% of the District’s streets are missing sidewalks
on one or both sides
of the street
For persons biking, many approaches to and from bike and pedestrian paths on the bridges themselves are difficult or uncomfortable
Why is it Important?
What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero DC is an all-hands-on-deck approach to transportation safety. We are all in this together. By the year 2024, Washington, DC will eliminate fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system through more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering
Deaths and serious injuries are not inevitable. They
In 2012, there were 2 pedestrian fatalities for every 100,000 D.C. residents, compared to Seattle at 0.32 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents
The District has dozens of uncontrolled crosswalks on high-speed, multilane streets like Rhode Island Avenue NE, Connecticut Avenue NW, East Capitol Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. which make it hard for pedestrians to cross
The street network is difficult to navigate
by bike because of its interruptions by complex intersections, security barriers, freeway ramps, and driveways
By the year 2024, Washington, DC will reach zero fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system through more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering.
Education & Enforcement
Greater enforcement and education will protect our most vulnerable travelers. Infrastructure alone will not reduce fatalities and serious injuries to zero.
Engineering & Infrastructure
Careful data analysis will
identify specific locations that require new interventions and safety strategies.
Vision Zero strategies will be informed by a systematic data and information-driven process that identifies and prioritizes interventions with the greatest potential to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries.
Stay tuned for the launch of the Draft Action Plan for public comment.
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Vision Zero Network
District Department of Transportation 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20003