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Vision Zero

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:

  • Traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and unacceptable
  • Human life takes priority over mobility
  • Human error is inevitable, so the transportation system should allow for it to happen without death or serious injury
  • A system-level approach to safety should be adopted to effect change
  • Safe human behaviors, education, and enforcement are essential contributors to a safe system
  • High speed is a primary cause of traffic death and serious injury; it should be managed with sensitivity to vulnerable road users. 

For more information on Vision Zero visit visionzeronetwork.org

TPA Vision Zero Action Plan

To support its commitment to Vision Zero, the TPA also adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan on April 18, 2019.  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. 

Local Resources for Vision Zero

In December 2019, the TPA held a Vision Zero Workshop focused on the following objectives: 

  • Build understanding and support for Vision Zero amongst TPA stakeholders;
  • Encourage local governments to adopt the Vision Zero approach;
  • Share opportunities to access TPA resources for advancing safe mobility efforts; and
  • Identify next steps for action and foster interest in solutions.

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.

Additional Resources

TPA staff will conduct a ped/bike safety field review with you! Please contact Alyssa Frank at AFrank@PalmBeachTPA.org to schedule a field review. 

In January 2019, Palm Beach County created a Local Road Safety Plan as a pilot project with support from the Federal Highway Administration.

Additionally, 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:

 

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