Vision Zero

Kirkland Vision Zero logo Vision Zero is Kirkland's goal for zero fatalities and serious injuries on our streets by 2035.

Safety is the first goal in Kirkland’s Transportation Master Plan which includes Policy T-0.1 to develop a Vision Zero safety plan that is multi-disciplinary and focuses on innovative approaches to safety. 

The main premise of Vision Zero is that people of all ages and abilities deserve to move safely throughout their communities. In order to attain the goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries, Vision Zero focuses on a Safe Systems approach to drive our objectives and plan implementation.

Kirkland has made great strides with designing a safer roadway system for all users, but we are still seeing injuries and fatalities, even in places that have already been designed to be safer. It is the collective responsibility of system designers and policy makers to ensure safe systems for travel, and Vision Zero is an innovative, ever-improving approach to address these issues.

Vision Zero explanation table

You can find more information about Vision Zero and the concept of a systems based approach here.

The Vision Zero Action Plan will:

  • Evaluate crash data to identify areas with crash patterns and indicators
  • Prioritize Safe Street Design, Operations, and Investments
  • Build a Robust and Transparent Data Framework for evaluating and sharing crash data in the future
  • Promote and Institutionalize a Culture of Safety

Timeline:
Analysis and Plan Development: Winter 2020 – Fall 2021
Draft Plan – Engagement with Council and Leadership: Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
Final Plan and Council Adoption: Spring 2022