Austin is consistently ranked as one of America's best places to live, but too many of our fellow Austinites die in traffic crashes each year. On average, an Austinite is killed in a crash every five days, and someone is seriously injured in a crash every 22 hours. Everyone we lose is someone's loved one, and each of these deaths and injuries is preventable. Vision Zero is our strategy for ending deaths and serious injuries on Austin roadways. Through a combination of safer street design, targeted law enforcement, evidence-based public policy, thoughtful public engagement, and participation from our community, we can ensure Austin's streets are safe for everyone who uses our city's diverse transportation options. The Austin Strategic Mobility Plan includes key actions, indicators, and targets intended to shape future Vision Zero initiatives.

Vision Zero logo with Austin skyline

Join Austin’s Vision Zero Movement

There is a good chance either you or someone you know has been involved in a car crash. Our choices before and during our commutes determine whether we arrive at our destinations safely, or whether our journeys end tragically for ourselves and others. You can join the Vision Zero movement and make our transportation network safer by trying some of these quick and easy steps:

  • Reducing your speed by five miles per hour.
  • Looking twice for bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicles when crossing intersections.
  • Making a plan and knowing your options to get home safe.
  • Using do not disturb on your phone so you're more focused on the road.

Interested in doing more? Check out the Get Involved page for additional safety tips and resources you can share - like requesting Vision Zero Yard Signs for your neighborhood. You can also explore safer, convenient and affordable commute alternatives by visiting our new GetThereATX website.

 

 

Mire en español: Vision Zero | Su Velocidad. Su Decisión.

Mapping and Data on Serious Injuries and Fatalities

High-Injury Network map

Did you know just 8% of Austin's street network contains nearly 70% of all serious injury or fatal crashes? We call these streets the High Injury Network, and we use the High-Injury Network map as a data-informed planning tool to identify locations where engineering, education and enforcement interventions should be prioritized to have the most impact in improving safety at high crash locations.

Austin Police Department's Open Data Portal Data Sets for Fatalities

Engineering Projects

Engineering is a key strategic element of a successful Vision Zero program.  Find out more about some of our engineering projects improving safety, below:

Vision Zero Reports