Vision Zero

A plan to eliminate ALL traffic fatalities and severe injuries in San Francisco within 10 years.


A broad coalition of San Francisco community groups — led by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Walk San Francisco — are calling on City leaders to commit to a “Vision Zero” policy and action to eliminate traffic deaths in San Francisco over the next 10 years. Eliminating traffic fatalities means tackling the three E’s: Engineering, Enforcement, and Education.

Vision Zero Asks:

  • Fix the known dangerous locations where people are being injured on our streets — the majority of which are in the South of Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods — by empowering a Strategic Street Action Team to deliver on-the-ground improvements quickly and investing much-needed funding to on-street changes;
  • Ensure full and fair enforcement of traffic laws, with a focus on the most problematic dangerous behaviors and locations;
  • Invest in training and education programs for all road users, with a focus on frequent drivers, who spend the most hours on the road and are involved in a disproportionate number of fatalities and serious collisions.

Other Cities

Cities around the world have made Vision Zero commitments and already begun to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities on their streets. New York City serves as an example for San Francisco leadership on how to dramatically reduce the number of injuries and deaths on city streets.