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Tempe moves forward with plan to eliminate traffic deaths

Provide feedback on the Vision Zero Action Plan March 23 and 27

Post Date:03/11/2019

Tempe, Ariz. (March 11, 2019) – Tempe wants to put an end to traffic fatalities and serious injury crashes in our community. Over the course of the last year, Tempe has been working on developing a Vision Zero Action Plan with strategies that will ensure safe streets for all road users, because everyone deserves to get home safely.

Please join us at two public meetings to review the Vision Zero Action Plan and provide feedback.

  • Saturday, March 23 from 9-10:30 a.m.

    Tempe History Museum
    809 E. Southern Ave.

  • Wednesday, March 27 from 6-7:30 p.m.
    Tempe History Museum
    809 E. Southern Ave.

Last February, the Tempe City Council adopted a Vision Zero resolution, the first city in Arizona to do so. Since then, the city met with multiple stakeholders, including partnering agencies, valley cities and residents, to develop strategies that will help achieve the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and reducing the severity of other crashes. 

The draft action plan is data driven and focused on several key areas, including distraction, bicycles and scooters, pedestrians, night time, impairment, inexperienced and very experienced road users, intersections and a general category.

Vision Zero operates on the key principles that traffic deaths and severe injury crashes are preventable, that although crashes will occur, the severity can be reduced and that safety is everyone’s responsibility, including drivers, roadway engineers and policy makers.

For more information about Vision Zero, or to comment online March 23-April 6, please visit


Media Contact: TaiAnna Yee
Public Information Officer, Transportation

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