Phoenix Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan

​City Council Approves Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan

On September 7, 2022, Phoenix City Council unanimously​ approved a comprehensive Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan and the allocation of $10 million in annual funding for its implementation. ​The City Council decision also approved formation of​ an 11-member Vision Zero Community Advisory Committee, which will provide feedback and recommendations about how the Plan is facilitated. The members will be appointed by the Mayor and City Council.​​

View the City Council Formal Meeting agenda packet to read the report presented by Street Transportation Department staff to City Council. The report can be found starting on page 83 (Agenda Item No. 35).​​​

Watch a video recording of the City Council Formal Meeting (YouTube).

Read the approved Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan

Summer 2022 Update

Street Transportation Department staff provided an update to the community about the comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan during the City Council Transportation, Infrastructure and Planning Subcommittee meeting on June 15, 2022. Watch a video recording of the subcommittee meeting (YouTube) or read​ the subcommittee report (PDF).​

Project ​Overview

The Street Transportation Department's mission is to “provide for the safe, efficient and convenient movement of people and goods within the city, and support citywide infrastructure projects to improve the quality of life in Phoenix."  

Understanding the importance of safety as a core function of the department, and due to recent data trending in a negative direction, Phoenix is investing in a comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan that will further the city's current efforts and provide a framework and key strategies for safety enhancem​ents citywide. ​

On January 25, 2022, Phoenix City Council approved to incorporate the goals of Vision Zero into the Plan.  

Vision Zero is built around a core philosophy that traffic-related deaths and serious injuries are preventable. The Vision Zero Network recognizes cities that take action towards adopting this approach to road safety as "Vision Zero Communities."​

City of Phoenix High Injury Network (HIN)Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Road Safety Action Plan Schedule and Process

The RSAP will be completed through the work phases described below.

  • Discovery (summer/fall 2021)
  • Goals and Visioning (fall/winter 2021-2022)
  • Strategy Development (spring 2022)
  • Safety Integration (summer/fall 2022)
  • Delivery of Final Plan and Report (fall 2022)
  • Safety Tools and Implementation (fall/winter 2022)

Sign Up for More Information

Subscribe to the Road Safety Action Plan e-mail list and receive updates.​

Virtual Public Meeting:
November 16, 2021

​Thank you to the community members who participated in the November 16, 2021 virtual public meeting. A video recording of the meeting is viewable above and on YouTube​.

More than 2,500 community members participated in phase 1 of the public involvement process, which included an online interactive survey, and a variety of virtual and in-person meetings and events that were held citywide from November 2021 through February 2022.

Phase 1 - Public Involvement Summary Report ​

What will the Road Safety Action Plan do?

  • ​Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of data and current conditions
  • Establish a clear vision and mission to unite residents, stakeholders and staff across multiple city departments with a common goal
  • Determine a High Injury Network (HIN) that identifies problem locations and helps determine solutions and prioritization
  • Provide inclusive public engagement in the planning process
  • Create new and modernize existing safety evaluation tools​
  • Provide a system of recommendations that respond to data and public input, and connect to the 4 E's of Traffic Safety: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education

The Five E's of Traffic Safety

The Street Transportation Department has been proactively investing in the Five E's of Traffic Safety: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education and Equity. 

  • Evaluation is benchmarking efforts to measure effectiveness of implemented initiatives
  • Engineering identifies tools and resources needed to successfully address roadway safety items that include roadway design, traffic engineering, maintenance, operation and planning
  • Enforcement is ensuring users of the roadway are following the rules
  • Education is conducting communication campaigns and initiatives that promote and teach safe roadway user behavior including people driving, riding transit, walking and bicycling
  • Equity in transportation ensures that work efforts are free from bias, and identifies, understands and eliminates barriers that exist for people using the network​​​​​​​​​

Community Engagement

Community engagement is integral to the formation of an actionable plan. The input of those who travel Phoenix's roadways, whether driving, walking or biking, will be key to make streets safer for everyone.

Thank you to the community members who participated in the November 16, 2021 virtual public meeting, and those who provided feedback through the online interactive survey that closed on February 28, 2022.

Phase 2 of community engagement ran from June through August 2022, during which residents were asked to review a draft of the Plan and provide feedback by taking a survey. 

Project Contact

Street Transportation Department:
RoadSafety@phoenix.gov or 602-262-6284​​​

Public Involvement Opportunities

Development of the Road Safety Action Plan included a two-phase public engagement process that resulted in more than 5,000 comments from residents about roadway safety.​

Project Materials
High Injury Network (HIN) RS​AP ​FAQ
Phase 1 - Public Involvement Summary Rep​​​ort

Additional viewable or downloadable project materials will be posted as they become available. ​​