Even one life lost in a traffic crash is unacceptable.
Vision Zero is Chicago’s commitment to eliminating death
and serious injury from traffic crashes by 2026.
VISION ZERO brings together the policies, partnerships, and technologies that prevent death and serious injury from traffic crashes.
Traffic crashes are not "accidents." We acknowledge that traffic deaths are preventable and unacceptable, and commit to using all available tools to influence the conditions and behaviors that lead to serious crashes.
WORKING TOGETHER, we can eliminate traffic deaths and life-altering injury.
The Vision Zero initiative builds a partnership between City leadership and the public to prioritize human life and the safety of our streets. The vision Zero Chicago Action Plan commits to reducing traffic crashes that cause death and serious injury through an equitable distribution of resources and inclusive community engagement.
CHICAGO'S VISION ZERO Action Plan is a guiding document identifying the City’s priorities and resources for traffic safety initiatives through 2019.
Under the leadership of the Office of the Mayor, more than a dozen City departments and sister agencies collaborated to develop the plan.
CDOT Begins Construction on Milwaukee Avenue Improvements
Construction began today on the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)’s pilot of near-term improvements for people walking, biking, riding transit, and driving on Milwaukee Avenue between Western Avenue and Division Street. The Vision Zero High Crash Corridor project features enhanced crossings, upgraded bicycle facilities, and bus stop optimization throughout the…
West Side Public Meetings Announced
Vision Zero West Side Announces West Side Community Meeting Dates Chicago’s Vision Zero West Side program, in partnership with the Departments of Transportation and Public Health, will host community meetings on the West Side of Chicago at the end of September. These open meetings…
City Council Passes Truck Side Guard Ordinance
City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring City Contractors to Install Low-Cost Safety Equipment on Large Trucks As part of Vision Zero, installation of side guards and convex mirrors on large trucks will reduce severity and risk of injuries from crashes. Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 / firstname.lastname@example.org Mike…