Everyone deserves safe, accessible streets and sidewalks. That’s why Houston is committed to ending traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. We can prevent people from dying on our roadways. No loss of life is acceptable.
The Planning and Development Department held a Vision Zero Houston open house on June 9, the first in a series of meetings where the city will engage the public in exploring ways to eliminate traffic deaths and make streets safe for everyone.
Vision Zero Houston prioritizes safety and accessibility in street design for people of all ages and abilities. It requires collaboration and leadership to improve mobility through engineering, enforcement, education, evaluation, and equity. Vision Zero Houston is a comprehensive and holistic approach to safer streets that supports the common good and enhances the quality of life for all Houstonians.
The Vision Zero Houston program aims to receive at least 6,687 comments about street safety for the 6,687 lives lost and seriously injured on Houston streets in the last five years, from 2014-2018. The Planning and Development Department is seeking input by asking Houstonians to take the Vision Zero Houston pledge, complete a survey, submit live comments to a poll, submit questions and use an interactive map to pin streets and intersections where you feel unsafe.
As of June 17, the program successfully gained:
- 100 pledges
- 57 surveys
- 195 map pins of unsafe streets
- 90 comments and questions
- 159 responses to our live poll