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)