One traffic death is one too many… and that is why we are committed to safer streets for San Jose. Vision Zero San Jose is our City’s commitment to prioritize street safety and ensure all road users — whether you walk, bike, drive, or ride transit — are safe.
San Jose has a proud history as having one of the safest roadway systems among the larger cities in California and our nation. However, we can and must do even better. Vision Zero programs emerging initially from Europe and now in the US are showing that tremendous improvement in safety is possible through data analytics, better street design, targeted enforcement, collaborative education, removing policy barriers, and deploying crash avoidance technologies—technologies being invented right here in Silicon Valley.
Another key factor for achieving safer streets is through a network of strategic partnerships. San Jose government has limited resources and can’t just build or enforce our way toward zero traffic deaths, though with our smart and diverse community we can unleash the power of partnerships and our people to create a “safety first” culture that moves us toward our Vision Zero goal, as soon as possible.
We look forward to working with you all to make Vision Zero San Jose a reality.
Director of Transportation
Chief of Police