Vision Zero Action Plan

A Vision Zero policy establishes a goal of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero, typically by a target date. Here in Hillsborough County, a “Vision Zero” goal resolution has been adopted by the Tampa City Council, Hillsborough County Commission, Temple Terrace City Council, Plant City Commission, and by the School Board of Hillsborough County.

Brendan McLaughlin of Cox Media on the importance of Vision Zero

Brendan McLaughlin and Cox Media team up to discuss the importance of Vision Zero

Vision Zero is an approach to road safety that began in Sweden and has been implemented in that country since 1997. At the core of the worldwide Vision Zero movement is the belief that death and injury on city streets is preventable – in other words, that these aren’t “accidents,” but the result of poor behaviors combined with unforgiving roadway designs. Several U.S. cities have adopted Vision Zero, including New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Austin, and San Diego.

The MPO Policy Committee, along with many partners, are in the process of developing a Vision Zero Action Plan in 2016 and 2017.

Residents, businesspeople, health professionals, representatives of the media, law enforcement, schools, local governments, and others are invited to collaborate on the steps needed to take traffic safety to the next level in our community.


The Action Planning process

  1. Paint Saves Lives (pop-up design interventions)
  2. One Message, Many Voices (outreach and messaging)
  3. Consistent and Fair (enforcement)
  4. The Future Will Not be Like the Past (flexible design standards)

Be Part of the Movement

  • Sign the Vision Zero Pledge, pinpoint your safety concerns, & share your stories below
  • Share the Vision Zero message with your friends. Encourage safe behaviors on the road and discourage unsafe behaviors.
  • Write your elected officials in support of Vision Zero
  • Join us for the first annual Walk of Silence October 6, 2017
  • If you're on Facebook, like the Vision Zero Hillsborough page
  • If you're on Twitter, tweet using #VisionZero813

Final Vision Zero documents

  1. Final draft - Vision Zero Action Plan
  2. Final draft - Vision Zero Corridor Profiles

 

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This map is designed to allow the community to note traffic safety concerns in their neighborhood or a particular location in the county. The information will be used to select projects as representative of the range of projects and programs that support the advancement of Vision Zero. The Action Plan will list a number of projects generated from this map as well as an even larger number of efforts to achieve Vision Zero.

For service requests, such as missing signs, potholes, road debris, and other related issues, contact the Customer Service Centers for:

Hillsborough County · The City of Tampa · The City of Plant City · The City of Temple Terrace

 
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Vision Zero is a community awareness campaign to demand a change in the status quo related to traffic safety. It is announcing that as a community, we will not accept traffic fatalities as a part of everyday life. The movement seeks to involve all levels of the community to change the culture around how we behave on the roadways and how we react It is a data-driven approach that requires the support and backing of the community, from residents up to our elected officials.

This movement is not an effort to undermine the major strides we have made in our community to improve traffic safety. Instead this is a campaign that elevates these achievements and celebrates even the smallest of wins.

Workshop Summaries

Presentations, maps, videos and other media

 
 
 
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Community Assets (organizations already working towards zero deaths)

On-the-ground

Cass Street Cycle Track

cassstThe City of Tampa’s Cass Street Cycle Track is a barrier-separated cycle track that spans from the Riverwalk to Nebraska Avenue, providing cyclists a safe connection between downtown and Ybor City. It is the City’s first on-street protected bicycle path. As part of the project, East Cass Street and East Tyler Street were converted from one-way streets to two-way streets. To minimize potential vehicle turning conflicts, signals for both drivers and cyclists were installed.

Platt Street

plattstAs part of a resurfacing project along Platt Street, the City of Tampa reduced Platt from three to two lanes, narrowed existing vehicles lanes from 12 to 10 feet, dropped the speed limit from 40 to 35 mph, and added 86 additional on-street parking spaces while also incorporating bicycle lanes into the roadway design. The new lanes are separated from passing vehicles by a striped three-foot buffer painted green in some sections to alert motorists of the presence of bicyclists.

Tampa Riverwalk

riverwalkThe Tampa Riverwalk is a unique 2.6-mile multimodal path that links parks, museums, cultural and convention facilities in downtown along the banks of the Hillsborough River and the shores of Tampa Bay. It begins near Water Works Park and extends all the way to Channelside Drive. It was funded almost entire through an $11-million-dollar TIGER grant.

Palm Avenue

palmaveThe 1-mile segment of Palm Avenue from North Boulevard to Nebraska Avenue was converted from four lanes to two lanes with bicycle lanes and a bi-directional left turn lane. Additionally, the project included the installation of a raised pedestrian refuge island between Tampa Street and Florida Avenue with intermittent islands east of Florida Avenue.

Cyclovia

cycloviaCyclovia, also referred to as Open Streets, is based on the Spanish word for “cycle path.” It is a tradition started in Bogota, Colombia that has now become a phenomenon worldwide including the cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace. Major city streets are temporarily closed to car traffic and converted into safe, car-free environments where families can run, walk, bike, and play together. The first Cyclovia in Tampa occurred in 2014 and has since become a yearly tradition in the Bay area.

 
 
 
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Useful links & info

 
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Barbara Kennedy Gibson

Arizona Jenkins

Amber Dickerson

Allison Nguyen

Alex Henry

William Porth

Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen

Tabath Carlton

Scott Andreasen

Sarah Hendricks

Roberta Meade Curry

Sandra Murman

Rich Clarendon

Rebecca Layton

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Mike Williams

Michelle VanLoan

Melissa Zornita

Major Alan Hill

Lisa Montelione

Laura Cantwell

Kristi Nalls

Kevin O'Hare

Ken Sides

Justin Willits

Jonathon Forbes

John Patrick

Jessi Smith

Johnny Wong

Jeff Trim

Jeannie Barlow

Gena Torres

Erin Scheffels

Elizabeth Corwin

Dr. Wallace Bowers

Deputy

David Mast

Danielle Joyce

Corporal Sullivan

Corporal Humphrey

Chris Weber

Christopher Brimo

Christine Acosta

Chris Berg

Chris Speese

Captain Pridemore

Cameron Clark

Bob Campbell

Beth Alden

Ben Montgomery

Chris Speese

Chris Berg

Captain Pridemore

Cameron Clark

Bob Campbell

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Many thanks to our partners

For more information contact Gena Torres at torresg@plancom.org or 813-273-3774 x357

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