Vision Zero is a road safety policy that promotes smart behaviors and roadway design that anticipates mistakes so that collisions do not result in severe injury or death. Several cities throughout the U.S. have also adopted the Vision Zero goal, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, San Jose, and San Diego.
The City of Los Angeles and its partners will use a data-driven approach to reach the goal of Vision Zero. This includes prioritizing areas of the City with the most need for safety improvements. We are implementing a multi-faceted approach to reach these targets, with a commitment to: engineering and planning, enforcement, education, evaluation and monitoring, and partnerships with government agencies and the people of Los Angeles – all with a specific emphasis on equity and our most vulnerable road users.
By focusing improvements to make it safe and comfortable for the most vulnerable roadway users – people walking – we will make streets safer for all users.
Our streets should encourage walking. Research has shown that there is a link between moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, to decrease the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and other health problems.