Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. For too long, traffic deaths and severe injuries have been considered an inevitable side effect of modern life. We must no longer regard traffic crashes as “accidents”, but rather as preventable incidents that can be addressed by taking a proactive approach.
Through street design, education, and traffic enforcement, we can eliminate traffic-related deaths and severe injuries.
The Department of Transportation and Engineering’s (DOTE) 2020/2021 Vision Zero program focuses on improving safety for Cincinnati’s most vulnerable street users – pedestrians. The 2020/2021 program emphasizes improvements in school zones, recreation areas, neighborhood business districts, and known high-volume pedestrian crash corridors. The program will also pilot several new types of infrastructure. Over 200 projects citywide are slated for design and construction in the coming months. Funding for these projects is a combination of City funds and grant funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Many of these projects will begin construction during 2020. However, due to COVID-19’s impact on staffing, some projects will not be able to begin until 2021.
Oakley 2020 Projects (Approved, awaiting design & installation):
Development related project/improvements - There are several approved/proposed development projects which include pedestrian and traffic safety improvements as components of their development.
2021 Project Requests
The city is starting to develop their work plan for FY21 pedestrian safety funds, and the OCC has been asked to
discuss this with our community and try to respond with our top 5 priority locations before Friday December 11th.
Types of projects to be considered:
If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to be part of the OCC pedestrian safety team, please contact Pedestrian Safety Committee Chair - email@example.com