What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is a multi-national road traffic safety project that aims to achieve a transportation system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic. It started in Sweden and was approved by their parliament in October 1997.
Some principles of Vision Zero are:
- Traffic deaths and injuries are preventable; therefore, none are acceptable.
- People will make mistakes; the transportation system should be designed so those mistakes aren’t fatal.
- Safety is the primary consideration in transportation decision-making.
- Traffic safety solutions must be addressed holistically.
Where is Vision Zero?
Click the below wikipedia links for information on where Vision Zero has been adopted across North America and Europe:
Mapping Toronto’s Deadly Streets
The below map has been created by the Metro newspaper, and maps out pedestrian and cyclist deaths in Toronto in 2016 (used with permission):
Recent Metro #TOdeadlystreets stories: