Staff Contact: Kim Smith
Improving the safety of the transportation system in Brevard County is an integral piece of the transportation planning puzzle, one that plays a major role in any and all infrastructure improvements, across modes and improvement types. The SCTPO has a long history of supporting safety programs and efforts to increase awareness of safety challenges. With Brevard continuing to have a high number of crashes, especially involving vulnerable road users, the SCTPO is embarking on a new enhanced approach to addressing transportation safety.
Vision Zero is based on the philosophy that traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and the only acceptable number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries is zero. Vision Zero requires a fundamental change in the way we think about traffic safety and planning. Vision Zero is a data driven, multi-disciplinary approach bringing together diverse and necessary stakeholders to address this complex problem.
A consultant work order was approved by the TPO Board at their July 11, 2019 meeting that outlines the approach to developing a Vision Zero Action Plan for Brevard. Activities include data collection and analysis, and development of SCTPO strategies and actions to support Vision Zero. Work will also include the development of a tool kit for local municipalities that can be used to develop and implement Vision Zero at the local level. A task force comprised of specialists and safety advocates in various fields will guide the development of the Action Plan.
Please check this website for more information as the plan is developed over the next year. Resources and documents will be posted as they become available.
As part of the Space Coast TPO’s Vision Zero Project, staff has created an interactive map to track public comments on traffic safety concerns in Brevard County. Do you know of areas where you see frequent aggressive driving? Know of places where landscaping creates a visual barrier, or just areas that you don’t feel safe while driving, bicycling and walking? Please leave your comments on this map.
Public comments will help contribute to agency review of potential issues and problems, which will lead to a safer roadway system for all road users. *Please note that the map is not real time.
Vision Zero Action Plan Documentation
- Space Coast TPO Resolution #20-02 (Adopted July 11, 2019)
- Consultant Work Order with Kittelson & Associates, (Approved July 11, 2019)
- Consultant Work Order with BowStern,(Approved July 11, 2019)
Brevard County Bicycle Pedestrian Informational Booklet