Fremont Vision Zero 2020

Fremont is already recognized as a leader in traffic safety among large cities in California and the nation. However, from 2014-2016, there were 20 fatalities and 76 severe injuries collisions from traffic crashes in Fremont.  We can and must continue to do better and improve as the only acceptable number is zero. 

Vision Zero considers the loss of life from traffic crashes as unacceptable and preventable, and identifies safety as the highest priority for the design and operation of the transportation system.  The goal of Fremont Vision Zero 2020 is to significantly reduce fatalities and severe injuries by 2020. 

Fremont Vision Zero Action Plan

The Fremont City Council approved Vision Zero as its traffic safety policy in September 2015.  In March 2016, the Vision Zero 2020 Status Report and Action Plan was approved, making Fremont the 7th city in the U.S. to adopt a Vision Zero Action Plan.  
Fremont Vision Zero 2020 is guided by the rigorous evaluation of traffic crash data and the implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated action plan involving transportation engineers, law enforcement officials, educators, the automobile industry, policymakers, and the community.  The Vision Zero Action Plan is organized around the themes of Safer Streets, Safer People, and Safer Vehicles. Click on the links below for additional information on accomplishments and planned actions in these action areas.
Safer Streets

Safer Streets

The goal of the Safer Streets program is to re-engineer Fremont’s transportation system to safely accommodate all travel modes, ages, and abilities, and to calm traffic speeds so that the consequence of traffic crashes does not result in the loss of life.  View our completed projects and upcoming improvements as part of Vision Zero program for 2018.
Safer People

Safer People

The Vision Zero actions related to Safer People are focused on enhancing enforcement and education programs. Watch our instructional videos on how to use green and buffered bike lanes and interacting with new pavement markings out on Fremont's streets.
Safer Vehicles

Safer Vehicles

The Safer Vehicles category promotes the use of crash avoidance technology in vehicles. 

Latest Press

A Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050

The report, A Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050, is the first of its kind in the U.S. and was developed by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution, in partnership with the Road to Zero Coalition, which is led by the National Safety Council and includes the U.S. Department of Transportation amongst other influential partners. 

Fremont is one of just over 30 local communities across the nation who have committed to Vision Zero, which is based on the Safe Systems approach, and which the new Road to Zero report calls “a “powerful tool for achieving the changes needed to reach zero roadway deaths.” Fremont was the 7th city in the nation to adopt a Vision Zero Action Plan and has received national recognition as a leader among mid-sized cities in the Vision Zero movement.

Fremont Recognized as a Leader for its Vision Zero 2020 Efforts

The City of Fremont’s Vision Zero Team was recognized by the Vision Zero Network, a national organization promoting efforts to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries across the country, for accomplishments with the Fremont Vision Zero 2020 Program. Public Works Director Hans Larsen was recently interviewed for a Q&A blog on how a medium-sized city can implement a successful Vision Zero program by collaborating across multiple City departments and prioritizing safety in decision making and resource allocation without a large budget. Hans was also the featured speaker in a webinar hosted by the Vision Zero network on how Fremont is a national model for other medium-sized cities looking to adopt Vision Zero.

In addition, the City of Fremont was recently invited to present on its Vision Zero program at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Fremont was the only mid-size city invited to present as part of a panel that also featured San Francisco, New York, and Seattle.  View the presentation. 

Fremont’s Efforts to Address Traffic Congestion

The City of Fremont and many of our Bay Area partners have several transportation projects in the pipeline to help make traffic conditions more tolerable for the Fremont community and the region. View Fremont's efforts to address traffic congestion for more information.  

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    Alina Kwak
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    City of Fremont