On November 7, 2016, Mayor James F. Kenney signed Executive Order 11-16, creating the Vision Zero Task Force. By doing so, the City of Philadelphia joins cities around the world in declaring that traffic crashes are not accidents; they are preventable incidents that can be systematically addressed.

Through an equitable approach to education, engineering, and enforcement, Vision Zero in Philadelphia will build on the City’s traffic safety efforts, with the ultimate goal of reducing all traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.

The City of Philadelphia Vision Zero Task Force is tasked with:

  • Establishing short-term and long-term data-driven strategies with measurable goals for achieving zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries;
  • Determining best practices, identifying gaps, and supporting the development and implementation of a Vision Zero Action Plan;
  • Engaging and educating the public around the issue of traffic safety.

On March 7, 2017, the Vision Zero Task Force launched its website and released its Draft Three-Year Vision Zero Action Plan, which is open for public comment. (Last updated: March 15, 2017)


Vision Zero Task Force

Establishing data-driven strategies for reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero

Complete Streets

Ensuring our street infrastructure best serves the needs of Philadelphians now and in the future

Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program

Developing a series of improvements to create a more inviting corridor that is safe, accessible, and reliable for all users

Philly Free Streets

Temporarily closing Philly streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play

Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force

Encouraging EV use in Philadelphia as part of the City's wider multimodal strategy

Automated Red Light Enforcement Program

Implementing safety improvements on high risk corridors and intersections to reduce severe and fatal crashes and enhance transportation choices

Pedestrian & Bicycle Network Development

Working to upgrade and expand the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and policies that keep Philadelphians safe and moving

Bike Corral & Rack, Pedestrian Plaza, and Parklet Programs

Increasing street vibrancy and improving quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and commercial corridors


Launching and managing the City’s newest form of public transportation to be affordable, healthy, and fun for all

Better Bike Share Partnership

Leading the national initiative to bring affordable bike share access to all

Philadelphia Trail Network Planning

Ensuring trail development and maintenance projects benefit all Philadelphians and promote connectivity, safety, and access to open spaces

Transit First Initiative

Partnering with SEPTA to strengthen communication, trust, and cooperation between agencies while improving transit

Street Furniture Program

Improving transit amenities throughout the city

Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet

The City has a bold goal of becoming 90% zero waste and litter-free by 2035