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.
Lillian Tsang, Principal Transportation Engineer, 408-730-7556
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.
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.