Our goal: To have zero traffic related fatalities and serious injuries
Recent steps we've made
- Embedded the zero traffic related fatalities target in our Transportation 2040 Plan
- Launched our first slow zone demonstration pilot in February 2021 in the Grandview-Woodland area. Review the Council report PDF file (7.8 MB)
- Installed 33 flashing pedestrian beacons and 24 pedestrian controlled signals since 2016. See our Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan PDF file (8 MB) for details on these devices
- Created the Traffic Safety Advisory Group to develop strategies to improve safety from a multi-disciplinary perspective; including feedback from our health partners
In recent years we have taken steps to improve transportation safety. We have made progress but more work is needed as fatalities and serious injuries still occur, and even one fatality is too many.
Great strides are being made around the world and more and more public and private agencies are recognizing that zero fatalities is the only acceptable goal for transportation safety.
To achieve our goal, we developed our Moving Towards Zero Safety Action Plan PDF file (3 MB), which we presented to City Council in November 2016.