In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Vision Zero Chicago (VZC) is the commitment and approach to eliminating fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes.
The City of Chicago believes that even one life lost in a traffic crash is unacceptable. We all have the right to walk, bike, take public transit, and drive on streets that are safe for everyone, regardless of who we are or where we live.
Vision Zero brings together the policies, partnerships, and technologies that prevent death and serious injury from traffic crashes. Traffic crashes are not “accidents.” We acknowledge that traffic deaths are preventable and unacceptable and commit to using all available tools to influence the conditions and behaviors that lead to serious crashes.
Working together, we can eliminate traffic deaths and life-altering injuries. The Vision Zero initiative is working to build a partnership between City leadership and the public to prioritize human life and the safety of our streets. The Vision Zero Chicago Action Plan commits to reducing traffic crashes that cause death and serious injury through an equitable distribution of resources and inclusive community engagement.
Vision Zero Principles
The Vision Zero initiative is built on the following principles:
Citywide Policies and Goals
The Vision Zero Action plan sets five citywide policies and four goals for achieving Vision Zero in Chicago:
Vision Zero Publications
Vision Zero Pledge
Working together, we can eliminate traffic deaths and life-altering injuries in Chicago. Take the pledge and commit to traveling safely in the City.
City of Chicago crash data is available on the Chicago Data Portal.
Vision Zero Advocacy Group Members