Home > News

Fort Worth working toward a Vision Zero policy to improve traffic safety

Posted Nov. 21, 2019

initiative logo

The City Council voted to adopt a Vision Zero resolution supporting the creation of a Vision Zero policy and action plan.

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries through policies and regulations that prioritize safe, multi-model streets. The basic principles of a Vision Zero policy state that there is no acceptable level of fatality or injury on our streets; traffic deaths are not accidents — they are preventable crashes; and the public should expect safe behavior on city streets.

Vision Zero is important for the City of Fort Worth because since 2016, the Federal Highway Administration has designated Fort Worth as a focus city because of a high rate of pedestrian fatalities.

A Vision Zero action plan is being developed to establish goals and objectives, analyze data, gather input from stakeholders, identify safety improvements, and evaluate and implement programs.

In the interim, city staff has taken advantage of several opportunities to integrate the Vision Zero strategy into current and future projects, including capital projects, the Active Transportation Plan and leveraging opportunities with partner agencies, including the Texas Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Canceled Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 8 a.m. Dec. 16, 2019; Fort Worth Central Station, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
View the agenda »

Building Standars Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Dec. 16, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Southgate Development Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 2019; Texas Health Hugley Fitness Center, 11801 S. Freeway.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Dec. 17, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Christmas Social at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 2019; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Christmas Luncheon at Eugene McCray Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019; Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, Citty Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Seven (North Tarrant Parkway TIF): 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City COuncil Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Community Development Council: 6:15 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Halll, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission Work Session: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Housing Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Christmas Tamalada at Diamond Hill Community Center: 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Fort Worh Affordability, Inc.: 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th St.
View the agenda »

Movie in the Park: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.