We are inspired by the belief that even one fatality is too many.
What does Vision Zero mean for Boston?
Vision Zero Boston is the Boston Transportation Department's 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, Mayor Walsh is not content to accept 20+ fatalities and 200+ serious injuries on city streets every year. Death and serious injury are not part of the cost of doing business in a busy city. That's why the Boston Transportation Department launched 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. Bostonians are going to meet the victims of serious traffic crashes and the family and friends of people killed on our streets. These 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 a transportation system that’s made safer for the most vulnerable road users.
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View the location of crashes that resulted in EMS calls.
View bar charts that aggregate crashes by type and month of occurrence.
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The data is based on EMS responses and fatality data from Boston Police.
25 in Boston
Boston has a new default speed limit. Learn more about why we made the change, and what you can do to help.
Neighborhood Slow Streets
We aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets.
Learn more about the Transportation Department's projects.
Better Bike Lanes
We've implemented a large number of bike lanes in Boston, now we're working to make them better.
Boston's Safest Driver
Boston’s Safest Driver is a smartphone app that provides you helpful feedback on your driving based upon five metrics.