Phoenix Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan​

​City Council Approval

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
Learn about Phoenix's Active Transportation Plan

The Five E's of Traffic Safety

The Street Transportation Department has 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​​​​​​​​​​

Plan ​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 has invested in a comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan that furthers the city's existing efforts and provides a framework and key strategies for more safety enhancements​ citywide. ​It also provides a method for evaluating data, and determines a High Injury Network that identifies problem locations and helps determine solutions and prioritization.

On January 25, 2022, Phoenix City Council approved to incorporate the goals of Vision Zero into the Road Safety Action 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)

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

​Safety PS​As



Community Engagement

Community engagement was integral to the formation of this actionable plan. The input of those who travel Phoenix's roadways, whether driving, walking or biking, was key to making streets safer for everyone.

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 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.​

In total, more than 5,000 comments from residents about roadway safety were received throughout the public involvement opportunities. ​​

Summer 2022 Update

Watch a video recording of the subcommittee meeting above or read​ the subcommittee report (PDF).​​

Virtual Public Meeting:
November 16, 2021

​A video recording of the meeting is viewable above and on YouTube​.​

Project Contact

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