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Vision Zero

Vision Zero Boston is our commitment to focus the City’s resources on proven strategies to eliminate fatal and severe traffic crashes in the City by 2030.

We are inspired by the belief that even one fatality is too many.

What does Vision Zero mean for Boston?

Vision Zero Boston is a commitment to focus the City’s resources on proven strategies to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the city by 2030. We are inspired by the belief that even one fatality is too many.

While Boston has a relatively good record on traffic safety compared to many other cities, we are not content to accept 10+ fatalities, hundreds of pedestrian and cyclist injuries, and thousands of driver injuries on city streets every year. Death and serious injury should not be part of the cost of doing business in a busy city. That's why the City is committed to Vision Zero Boston.

Vision Zero Boston looks behind the statistics at:

  • the human and economic cost of traffic crashes
  • the barriers created by busy, high-speed roads in the heart of our City, and
  • the impact of speeding on neighborhood streets that can limit access, mobility, and opportunity in communities that need it the most.

Vision Zero Boston makes traffic safety personal. In our work, we often meet victims of severe traffic crashes and the family and friends of people killed on our streets. Connecting with people who have been harmed reinforces that crashes are not just statistics, and traffic safety isn’t someone else’s problem.

Vision Zero Boston prioritizes safety and takes a people-first approach to transportation and community building. Most trips in the City of Boston are made by people on foot, bike, or transit. Everyone, including drivers, benefits from streets that are made safer for our most vulnerable road users.

Give input and view data

Input and data
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Safety Concerns Map

Help make Boston's streets safer. Select a location, and tell us your transportation safety concern. We use your input to help decide how to make our streets safer when we redesign a street.

Safety Concerns Map

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Injury crash map

View the location of crashes that resulted in EMS response.

Crash Map

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Crash report dashboards

View bar charts that aggregate crashes by type and month of occurrence.

Vision Zero Dashboard

High Crash Locations and Corridors

High Crash Maps

The data is based on EMS responses.

View a map of High Crash Intersections (2015 - 2017)

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