As part of our commitment to maintaining safe streets for everyone, the City developed a Vision Zero Plan that strives for the total elimination of traffic fatalities and severe injuries for all travel modes within Sunnyvale. The Plan includes key transportation safety challenges and suitable safety measures to help the City reach its goal.
Ralph Garcia, Senior Transportation Engineer, 408-730-7551
The Vision Zero project began with a comprehensive assessment of Sunnyvale's current safety conditions citywide. Based on the safety assessment, the project team developed policies and programs to address fatal and serious injury collisions.
In addition, community feedback helped identify priority areas for safety improvements. The project team developed conceptual plans for pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety improvements at each of these priority areas.
The team incorporated the findings, policies, programs and conceptual plans into a Vision Zero Plan.
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all. Cities across the country have committed to Vision Zero, building programs in their communities that address current safety concerns and prevent future loss of life.
The City assembled a diverse team to deliver a successful Vision Zero Plan, including Sunnyvale City Councilmembers, Sunnyvale Board and Commission members, City staff from multiple departments (e.g., Public Works, Public Safety), professional transportation engineers and planners, and community members.
2016 Council Study Issue - DPW 16-01 (PDF download) - Develop a Vision Zero Plan-Total Elimination of Traffic Fatalities
Report to Council 17-0275, April 11, 2017 - Vision Zero Project Funding
Vision Zero Project Introduction Presentation - BPAC, Sept. 21, 2017
Vision Zero Presentation - Community Workshop, Oct. 5, 2017
High Injury Network Map - Roadways with higher concentrations of fatal and severe injury collisions
Vision Zero Collision Profiles Presentation - BPAC, Feb. 15, 2018
Vision Zero Priority Project Presentation - Community Workshop, April 4, 2018
Vision Zero Information Boards - Community Workshop, April 4, 2018
Priority Project Locations - Locations identified as a priority for safety improvements
El Camino Walking Tour - Oct. 9, 2018
Fremont Walking Tour - Oct. 11, 2018
Mary Walking Tour - Oct. 17, 2018
Draft Vision Zero Plan - June 7, 2019
Draft Vision Zero Technical Appendix - June 7, 2019
Vision Zero Draft Final Report Presentation - BPAC, June 20, 2019
Vision Zero Plan - Approved by City Council, July 30, 2019
Vision Zero Technical Appendix - Approved by City Council, July 30, 2019
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission initially proposed the Vision Zero Plan as a Study Issue, and the Sunnyvale City Council voted to approve funding to develop a Vision Zero Plan for the City.
The Vision Zero Plan builds on the City’s past and ongoing efforts to improve safety and multimodal access throughout the community. The City already has laid a strong safety foundation with its Safe Routes to School, Pedestrian, and Bicycle plans, and has successfully maintained a safe environment, with fewer collisions than many urban cities of similar size. The City is continually finding opportunities to make its streets safer, and, with its commitment to Vision Zero, will continue its work to further reduce fatal and severe injury collisions throughout the City’s transportation network.