Vision Zero

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Traffic fatalities are preventable. Vision Zero is a system-wide effort to end traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries for all road users.

On average more than 425 people die each year walking, biking or driving on our city streets region-wide (MWCOG). Traffic-related fatalities have declined in recent years, but crashes causing injury (rather than death) are on the rise, especially among those who walk or bike. Traffic deaths and injuries are preventable. Vision Zero makes it everyone’s job—from policymakers to traffic engineers to law enforcement officials—to prevent them completely.

Key Findings

  • More than 25% of total roadway deaths in the Washington D.C. region are people walking or biking (MWCOG).
  • Over 2,600 people walking or biking are injured annually, 73 people are killed region-wide (MWCOG).
  • Annually, there are more than 200 drivers and passengers killed, 68 pedestrians and 5 bicyclists region-wide (MWCOG).

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