Vision Zero Minneapolis
Take the Minneapolis Vision Zero Pledge
I pledge to:
Slow down while driving and be alert to people walking and bicycling;
Respect that people walking have the right of way;
Refrain from distracted driving including using my cellphone while driving;
Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and
Spread the word about this pledge and Vision Zero. #visionzerompls
What is Vision Zero?
On September 20, 2017 the City Council passed a resolution that provides for a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and severe injuries that are a result of crashes on city streets within the City of Minneapolis by 2027.
Vision Zero asserts that deaths and severe injuries as a result of traffic crashes are unacceptable and are largely preventable. To that end, we will use proven strategies such as lowering speed limits, redesigning streets, and implementing meaningful behavior change campaigns to help make the streets safer for anyone who uses them, no matter if by foot, bicycle, or vehicle.
The commitment to Vision Zero is a citywide commitment, and will require the work of numerous departments throughout the City to reach the goal of zero fatalities or severe injuries. In addition, the City will engage communities affected by this vision to solicit their ideas and support in making safer streets a reality.
Vision Zero presentations
- September 20, 2017 full City Council
- Committee materials
- September 12, 2017 Transportation and Public Works presentation
- September 11, 2017 news conference
Vision Zero Task Force
The Vision Zero Task Force was established by the City of Minneapolis Public Works Director to advance the Vision Zero commitment and guide the work of developing a citywide action plan to eliminate deaths and severe injuries on Minneapolis streets.
The Task Force meets bi-monthly and includes leaders from the following departments across the City enterprise:
1. Communications Department
2. Health Department
3. Police Department
4. Community Planning and Economic Development Department
5. Civil Rights Department
6. lntergovernmental Relations Department
7. Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
8. City Coordinator's Office
9. Public Works Department
10. City Attorney's Office
The Charge of the Minneapolis Vision Zero Task Force is to:
• Ensure Vision Zero is designed as and remains a city-wide effort, with Department Heads all committed to and leading the collaborative effort;
• Act as a decision-making body to give strategic direction on the focus of the City’s Vision Zero effort;
• Guide the development of an Action Plan (planning work to commence in spring 2018);
• Ensure equity is a top priority in our Vision Zero efforts; ensure community engagement is reflective of the overall goals of this effort;
• Ensure Vision Zero message and action items are known throughout the ranks of the departments managed by Task Force members; and
• Be spokespeople for the City on Vision Zero efforts to the public, our stakeholders, and our regional and state-level partners.
The City of Minneapolis will develop a Vision Zero Action Plan, and will use data and community engagement to define the next steps in the effort to end fatalities and severe injuries on our streets. While the Action Plan is under development, the City will engage communities around this effort, develop an awareness campaign, continue making safety improvements throughout the city, and use data and a review of best practices to guide those actions and support the development of the Action Plan.
How can I get involved?
We look forward to engaging with you on Vision Zero! For this vision to be successful, it will require the input and commitment of everyone using our streets. To stay connected on this effort, please email [email protected].
Last updated May 10, 2018