September 21, 2015

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and California Walks released the Vision Zero toolkit, a new resource for cities and counties interested in adopting and implementing Vision Zero policies. At its core, this toolkit is designed to serve as a helping guide for communities to prioritize traffic safety, build better and safer streets, educate the public on traffic safety, enforce traffic laws, and adopt policy changes that will save lives.

The Vision Zero Toolkit is framed using the “Five E’s” of street safety improvements (Evaluation and Planning Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement), with recommendations grouped into short-, mid-, and long-term steps. The report also emphasizes on incorporating two more E’s – Engagement and Equity – into the Vision Zero program to create more inclusive and impactful communities.

This toolkit can assist communities in citywide efforts to create safer, more livable streets as we work to eliminate traffic fatalities.

The Vision Zero Toolkit is free and available both on California Walks and on SVBC’s website.
You can learn more about the Vision Zero initiative here.