Vision Zero

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Our Vision Zero mission is to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries within the city by 2040. Vision Zero is a systemic approach to increase safety and mobility for all roadway users by:

  • Building and maintaining smarter streets for improved driver behavior

  • Engaging communities to expand awareness through education and encouragement

  • Prioritizing areas with high numbers of pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders

In December 2017, Mayor Buddy Dyer signed a resolution to adopt a Vision Zero Action Plan. We engaged community members and experts to understand the factors contributing to traffic violence in our city. The Vision Zero Orlando Action Plan outlines strategies to reduce crashes. It also describes ways to share the progress of the program’s goals with the community.

Our goals are:

  1. Adopt a safe systems approach in roadway design, operations, and maintenance;
  2. Increase everyone's understanding of the leading causes of crashes resulting in fatalities or serious injuries;
  3. Support law enforcement efforts to eliminate behaviors leading to serious injury and fatal crashes;
  4. Demonstrate continuous progress toward Vision Zero;
  5. Improve access and travel time to Level 1 Trauma Center and other hospitals; and
  6. Prioritize investments and programs in communities including underserved populations and higher numbers of vulnerable road users.

Download the Vision Zero Action Plan(PDF, 40MB)

First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero consists of a growing network of Vision Zero Cities which share a commitment to increase transportation safety, prioritizing equity and community engagement. Nationwide, the collaborative campaign addresses the crisis of 40,000 traffic deaths and millions of injuries a year.

Vision Zero is a significant departure from the status quo in two major ways:

  • Vision Zero recognizes that people will sometimes make mistakes, so the road systems and related policies should be designed to ensure those inevitable mistakes do not result in severe injuries or fatalities;
  • Vision Zero is a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together diverse and necessary stakeholders to address this complex problem.

Traffic calming is the installation of devices designed to reduce speeding in the interest of safety and livability. Residents can report streets or neighborhoods to be evaluated for traffic calming to the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). 

Examples of Traffic Calming solutions include:

  • Speed Humps
  • Speed Tables
  • Raised Crosswalks
  • Roundabouts
  • Islands

Steps of a Traffic Calming Project

Report a Traffic Safety Issue