Vision Zero projects

You can learn more about our quick build safety improvement projects on High Injury Streets.

Overview

The Vision Zero Capital Program will install cost-effective safety improvements. We'll make the improvements on the 46 miles of High Injury Network City-owned streets. We'll complete improvements over the next few years.

Safety improvements will consist of treatments that have

  1. Proven effective at ending crashes
  2. Encourage safer driving behaviors

These improvements intend to provide a similar user experience as

  • curb extensions
  • medians
  • lane narrowing

Read the High Injury Streets safety data

Quick build safety treatments

2021 safety improvements

Most of our 2021 safety improvements include bollards (flexible traffic posts) and paint.  

Improvements will include:

  • curb extensions
  • pedestrian medians
  • slow turn wedges
  • hardened centerlines
  • durable high visibility crosswalk markings
  • bike conflict zone markings
  • retroreflective signal backplates
  • changes to signal intervals to improve pedestrian safety

Vision Zero safety improvements

Delineator bumpouts - bumpouts narrow the roadway. This creates safer and shorter pedestrian crossings.
Delineator bumpouts - bumpouts narrow the roadway. This creates safer and shorter pedestrian crossings.
Hi-visibility crosswalk - " zebra markings" are more visible to approaching vehicles. They improve yielding behavior.
Hi-visibility crosswalk - " zebra markings" are more visible to approaching vehicles. They improve yielding behavior.
Slow turn wedge - wedges create a buffer between pedestrians and traffic. They also help vehicles follow the proper turning path.
Slow turn wedge - wedges create a buffer between pedestrians and traffic. They also help vehicles follow the proper turning path.
Delineator medians - medians divide opposing travel lanes. They also protect pedestrians and/or bicyclists crossing the roadway.
Delineator medians - medians divide opposing travel lanes. They also protect pedestrians and/or bicyclists crossing the roadway.
Hardened centerlines -  These keep drivers from cutting the corner during left turns. They also make pedestrians in the crosswalk easier to see.
Hardened centerlines - These keep drivers from cutting the corner during left turns. They also make pedestrians in the crosswalk easier to see.
Bike conflict zone striping - These green crossings reinforce that bicyclists have priority over turning vehicles.
Bike conflict zone striping - These green crossings reinforce that bicyclists have priority over turning vehicles.
Rapid flashing beacon - User-controlled flashing lights give extra warning at unsignalized intersections or mid-block crosswalks.
Rapid flashing beacon - User-controlled flashing lights give extra warning at unsignalized intersections or mid-block crosswalks.
Retroreflective backplate - Backplates added to a traffic signal improve the visibility of the illuminated signal in both day and nighttime conditions
Retroreflective backplate - Backplates added to a traffic signal improve the visibility of the illuminated signal in both day and night conditions.
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Luke Hanson

Transportation Planner
Public Works