Vision Zero is a traffic safety improvement initiative that began in Sweden in 1997 and has been credited with reducing traffic fatalities. The core principles are building better and safer streets, educating the public on traffic safety, enforcing traffic laws, and adopting policy changes that save lives. The goal is to create a culture that prioritizes safety, creates livable streets, and seeks to eliminate traffic fatalities.
On January 17, 2018, the Morgan Hill City Council committed to implementing our own Vision Zero safety strategies which build upon previously adopted planning documents and provides direction for future planning, design, and development of the community.
The safety actions are grouped into seven sections: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Engagement, Evaluation, Encouragement, and Equity.