As part of Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Month, Mayor Jim Kenney joined with City officials and members of the Vision Zero Task Force today to release Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Annual Report and cut the ribbon at the Broad Street Median and Corridor Safety Project.
We remain committed to continuing to work on our goal of zero traffic deaths by 2030 and we cannot accept lives lost as the cost of getting around our city. If we design our streets for the safety of those most vulnerable–people walking and biking–we can improve safety for everyone living, working, and traveling on them.
North Broad Street is a Vision Zero High Injury Network street, with a high number of driver and pedestrian crashes. Pedestrians on this section of North Broad are involved in only six percent of the crashes but account for 50 percent of the people killed or seriously injured from traffic crashes.
Additionally, the City’s Vision Zero annual report shows progress toward meeting the goal of zero traffic deaths on Philadelphia streets by 2030. Highlights from the update include:
- With the installation of speed cameras at eight locations on Roosevelt Boulevard, speeding violations were reduced by 93 percent between June 2020 and February 2021.
- Completed transformative safety improvements in locations such as North Broad Street, American Street, Frankford Avenue/Trenton Avenue/York Street, MLK Drive.
- Delivered 5.3 miles of new protected bike lanes this year to date for a total of 13.5 miles citywide as of September 2021.
- Launched Safe Routes Philly working with 12 schools in the 2021-2022 school year to implement programs and the development of a youth ambassador program.
- Indego Bike Share system is expanding and on track to reach 30 new stations and 300 new electric-assist bicycles in 2021.
- SEPTA’s pilot of collision avoidance technologies on buses and trolleys.