The Vision Zero Action Plan will identify actions the city will take to eliminate serious injury and fatal crashes on our streets.

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Project Overview

Vision Zero is the Boulder community's goal to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero. As part of this effort, the city is creating an updated Vision Zero Action Plan to identify specific actions and strategies that will address areas of traffic concern and create safer streets.

The current planning process began in spring 2022 and will be completed in spring 2023. The plan will be informed by the findings of the city’s most recent Safe Streets Report and the community’s traffic safety concerns. The Action Plan will identify and prioritize actions the city will take to improve traffic safety over the next five years.

The draft plan will be available in early 2023.

Provide Your Feedback

Public Meeting

Feb. 7 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Learn about what's next for transportation safety in Boulder with the Vision Zero Action Plan. Staff will provide an overview of the draft plan, share how community feedback in 2022 helped inform decisions and answer community questions. Register online.

Office Hours

Connect with staff about the Vision Zero Action Plan during virtual office hours. Register by clicking on your preferred time below.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Thursday, Feb. 9

Monday, Feb. 13

Thursday, Feb. 16

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Previous engagement

The city received over 702 responses on a 2022 survey and interactive map. A virtual public meeting to share more information about the Vision Zero Action Plan project was held on June 29, 2022:

Project Background

Every three years, the city releases a Safe Streets Report that provides an overview of the city’s efforts to continuously improve transportation safety by measuring traffic crash data, identifying trends in crashes, and evaluating past safety improvement efforts. The Safe Streets Report’s evaluation is followed by a Vision Zero Action Plan, which identifies strategies to address safety issues found in the Safe Streets Report.

The Action Plan will evaluate traffic safety and crash risk across the entire transportation system and predict where crashes are more likely to occur. The analysis incorporates historical crash data with roadway risk factors such as vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, land uses, and proximity to vulnerable users to isolate locations that may not have experienced a high rate of fatal and serious injury crashes to date but that may in the future. This approach will allow the city to be more proactive in identifying and prioritizing safety projects rather than just relying on data about where crashes have already occurred.

Vision Zero was adopted as part of the city’s Transportation Master Plan in 2014 and is Boulder’s goal to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero.