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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
are preventable.

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

Our Goal

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.

Data Collection

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.

The Process

Agencies Involved

Planning Timeline

Stay tuned for the launch of the Draft Action Plan for public comment.

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Vision Zero Network

Resources

District Department of Transportation     55 M Street, SE, Suite 400     Washington, DC 20003