Plans & Programs: Vision Zero

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.

PROJECT STATUS: SCTPO staff and our contracted consultants recently developed a Vision Zero Action Plan for Brevard County, which will be presented to our board, committees, and stakeholders in October 2020. The action plan outlines activities such as data collection and analysis, and development of SCTPO strategies and actions to support Vision Zero.  It also includes a tool kit for local municipalities that can be used to develop and implement Vision Zero at the local level.

PROJECT DOCUMENTS/TOOLS:

VISION ZERO DOCUMENTATION

Other Documents:
Brevard County Bicycle Pedestrian Informational Booklet