Vision Zero Crash Study
The City of Minneapolis adopted thein 2017, which sets a goal of eliminating traffic deaths and severe injuries on City streets by 2027. To set a strong baseline for a data-driven approach to Vision Zero, Public Works completed a Vision Zero Crash Study.
The Vision Zero Crash Study complements the with a detailed analysis of vehicle and bicycle crashes between 2007 and 2016.
The analysis in the Vision Zero Crash Study and Pedestrian Crash Study will help guide infrastructure investments and inform the Vision Zero Action Plan, which is being developed in 2019. For more information, visit the Vision Zero website.
Key findings from the Vision Zero Crash Study include:
- An average of 11 people were killed and an additional 84 suffered a life altering injury on Minneapolis streets each year from 2007 to 2015.
- People traveling by all modes are impacted by traffic crashes, but people walking and biking are over represented.
- Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, followed by bicyclists.
- In Minneapolis, crashes and injuries are concentrated on a small percentage of streets.
- Streets with a high concentration of severe and fatal crashes typically have a high demand for walking, biking, transit, and driving, and many are on four-lane undivided streets without dedicated turn-lanes.
- Minneapolis streets with higher speed limits generally have a larger share of crashes and severe crashes.
- Most crashes in Minneapolis happen at intersections and a majority happen at signalized intersections.
- In Minneapolis, Native Americans are most disproportionately impacted by traffic deaths.
- Crashes are disproportionately concentrated in neighborhoods with more people with low incomes and with a majority of non-white residents.
Additional findings are included within the report.
Last updated Jan 17, 2019