On Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission voted to formally support the Vision Zero goal of reducing traffic collision deaths to zero by 2024. This resolution was particularly exciting, as it not only supports our Vision Zero work, but includes specific implementation measure to integrate bicyclist safety elements into the early planning process for new developments. Here’s what that means for you:
- Vision Zero goals will be incorporated into short and long term planning documents, including San Francisco’s General Plan, when appropriate;
- The Planning Department will review development plans with a specific eye for how the project impacts bicyclist safety, and will encourage developers to invest in improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure;
- City planners will now examine streetscape and project plans to determine if they will improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety, and will coordinate other agency action to ensure they do the same.
We’re proud to welcome the Planning Commission as they join the Board of Supervisors, SFMTA Board, the SFCTA Board, the SF Police Commission, and the SF Department of Public Health in formally supporting Vision Zero goals.