Evaluation and conclusion
Seattle builds evaluative components into most of our projects and we will report out on these efforts on an annual basis. The ‘Vision Zero Report’ will update the public on progress and tee up efforts for the upcoming year. The report will be issued in late October every year. In addition, we’ll provide continuous updates at www.seattle.gov/visionzero to monitor our progress.
Ultimately, success will be reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. Each year, our goal is for collision trends to decrease. Annually, we will track the following data points:
- Total number of collisions, fatalities, and serious injuries
- Total number of pedestrian collisions, fatalities, and serious injuries
- Total number of bike collisions, fatalities, and serious injuries
Vision Zero is an aggressive, but critical goal; an acknowledgement that even one serious injury or traffic death is one too many. It is a goal that the city as a whole stands behind. It’s a partnership between city departments, other public agencies, community groups, and each of us as individuals.
Vision Zero is a key element of moving Seattle forward as we continue to grow. A safe city is central to our quality of life and our economy. A safe city means that everyone, whether 8 or 80 years old, can get around comfortably and reliably.
Whether we’re behind the wheel of a car or truck, on the seat of a road bike or tricycle, in a wheelchair, stroller, or jogging along the sidewalk – we are all people. We are neighbors, friends, moms, dads, grandparents, and children. In the rush of daily life, with so much information available at the tip of our fingers, we too often forget that we are all trying to get somewhere or to someone.
We look forward to working with you to make sure that no matter how we’re traveling and where we’re going, we reach our goal of Vision Zero together.