Vision Zero: Top-to-Bottom Review

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In September 2022, SDOT Director Greg Spotts called for a top-to-bottom review of Vision Zero efforts to help us better understand why serious injuries and deaths on Seattle streets are on the rise, and to identify opportunities to reduce harm while creating a culture of care and dignity for all travelers.
This initial review focused on how we can deliver safety interventions with demonstrated effectiveness in locations where they are most needed. All recommended strategies and tactics are intended to inform further work to align funding, policies, procedures, and activities within a Safe System framework to support Vision Zero.

The actions identified in the report helped inform a new approach for our departments focus on safety and were incorporated into the Vision Zero Action Plan 2024 Update.

Community Feedback 

Our review considers the effects the pandemic had on streets locally and nationally, uses data to show where to focus investments, identifies internal challenges holding us back, and establishes 12 recommendations and 5 momentum-building actions to advance in 2023.
We shared this report to engage with elected officials, stakeholders, and members of the community, which provided important input into our update of the Vision Zero Action Plan 2024 Update.

View community feedback on the review. 


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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