The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition released its third annual Vision Zero Progress Report for the City of Boston. MassBike is an active part of the Coalition and while this report is just for Boston, we have many municipalities throughout the state who need equal if not more work than Boston to get us to zero fatalities. The fundamentals and the processes behind this report can be applied to many cities and towns across the state as we seek to lower traffic fatalities in Massachusetts to zero.
Here's What You Need to Know:
- In 2018, Mayor Walsh committed to an additional $5 million for transportation staffing and projects for FY19. How is Boston doing with implementing this funding? Read the Letter from the Coalition.
- Vision Zero Fundamentals are the core elements required to support systemic change on our streets. How did Boston score on data, accountability, and transparency in 2018? Learn more.
- Vision Zero Actions are the tangible changes we can see on our streets. How did Boston score on reducing speeds, building safer streets, engaging Bostonians, and equitable enforcement in 2018? Learn more.
- Fatal crashes are down, while the total number of crashes requiring EMS response has increased since 2016. Learn more.
What You Can Do
The momentum to prioritize safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all is growing, and we encourage you to get involved by taking any of the actions below:
- Share the progress report on social media and with your neighbors and elected officials. #VisionZero
- Contact your city councilors in Boston and ask them to ensure transportation and Vision Zero funding are a priority in the FY20 budget process this spring.
Attend the Boston Transportation Department hearing for the FY20 budget this spring, and testify in support of investments for safer, healthier, and more sustainable transportation, which will directly benefit Vision Zero.
Transportation Department Budget Hearing
Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 AM
Boston City Hall, 5th Floor, Iannella Chamber
1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201
The Coalition is committed to reviewing the City’s performance to ensure public accountability in reaching its goals. This year's assessment was made in adherence with the guidelines published by the national Vision Zero Network and LivableStreets Alliance in “Vision Zero: Planning an Effective Road Map For Action."
Together we can eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes on our streets by 2030 in Boston and beyond.