Vision Zero

San Francisco can eliminate all traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2024.

An unacceptable number of San Franciscans are killed or severely injured in traffic crashes every year. In 2014, 29 people were killed in traffic on our streets.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, along with community partners including Walk San Francisco, is proud to have led the way in urging the City to embrace Vision Zero: eliminating all traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2024. 

We believe Vision Zero is attainable if the City moves rapidly to redesign our most dangerous streets, encourage safe behaviors on the roads and ensure that traffic enforcement focuses on creating a culture of safety.

In February 2015, we released a report together with Walk San Francisco and all of the community-based organizations in the Vision Zero Coalition detailing the progress the City has made so far in achieving Vision Zero. The report highlights the top priorities for the City in 2015. These include:

  1. Expediting implementation of at least 18 miles of street safety improvements on the city’s High Injury Corridors, prioritizing locations in communities of concern.
  2. Advocating for a change in state laws to allow for more effective enforcement of illegal and dangerous speeding behavior.
  3. Ensuring the SF Police Department increases the percentage of citations on the five most dangerous traffic behaviors and locations to at least 37% in 2015 and 50% in 2016.

Community Partners

Alamo Square Neighborhood Association

  • California Walks
  • CC Puede
  • Central City SRO Collaborative
  • Chinatown Community Development Center
  • Chinatown TRIP
  • College Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Community Housing Partnership
  • Council of Community Housing Organizations
  • Excelsior Action Group
  • FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco
  • Folks for Polk
  • Friends of Monterey Blvd.
  • Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association
  • Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco
  • Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Livable City
  • Mission Community Market
  • Mission Economic Development Association
  • National Federation of Filipino American Associations
  • North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association
  • OWL SF
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • SF Housing Action Coalition
  • SF Bay Walks
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Senior & Disability Action
  • South Beach Mission Bay Merchants Association
  • SPUR
  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic
  • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • United Playaz
  • Walk San Francisco
  • Yerba Buena Alliance