Federal regulations require the TPA to annually adopt safety targets for each of five safety performance measures. The TPA Governing Board adopted targets of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries first in February 2018 and has annually renewed this commitment in subsequent years. This concept, known as "Vision Zero", promotes a culture of safety grounded in six key principles:
For more information on Vision Zero visit visionzeronetwork.org
To support its commitment to Vision Zero, the TPA adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan on April 18, 2019 and an updated version on October 16, 2021. Each year, the TPA evaluates progress on the actions in the plan and considers updates to the plan. The annual progress reports are available at the links below.
For more information about the TPA's Vision Zero efforts, contact Andrew Uhlir at AUhlir@PalmBeachTPA.org.
The TPA's Vision Zero Advisory Committee (VZAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the TPA Governing Board to advance those elements of the TPA’s Vision Zero Action Plan oriented around pedestrian and bicycle safety, and to address other matters and concerns when directed by the TPA. For more information about the VZAC, visit PalmBeachTPA.org/VZAC.
In December 2019, the TPA held a Vision Zero Workshop focused on the following objectives:
A Vision Zero Workshop Summary Report was prepared after the workshop covering these objectives.
The guidelines of becoming a Vision Zero Community can be found here.
Many of the datasets to support safety analysis and vision zero efforts in local communities within Palm Beach County can be viewed at the TPA's online mapping website here.
Data Resources: Multiple crash data sources are available. For an overview of the resources, read FDOT's Crash Data Guidance document.
Ped/Bike Safety Field Reviews: TPA staff will conduct a ped/bike safety field review with you! Please contact Andrew Uhlir at AUhlir@PalmBeachTPA.org to schedule a field review.
Palm Beach County Local Road Safety Plan: In January 2019, Palm Beach County created a Local Road Safety Plan as a pilot project with support from the Federal Highway Administration.
FDOT Road Safety Audits: The Florida Department of Transportation routinely conducts road safety audits (RSAs) for state roadway segments within Palm Beach County. Many of the recent RSAs are provided below: