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Vision Zero Action Plan

Harris County adopted the international Vision Zero movement’s philosophy that traffic deaths are preventable, and that human error needs to be factored into our decision making process. The Vision Zero Action Plan includes both engineered and non-engineered solutions and will include an implementation plan that includes short-term, medium-term, and long-term initiatives to reach the Plan’s goals. Each initiative will include interim targets and timelines, and performance measures.

The goal of the Vision Zero Action Plan is to create a framework in which, over time, traffic fatalities and traffic-related serious injuries will be eliminated in Unincorporated Harris County. Furthermore, Harris County is working alongside the City of Houston Vision Zero to ensure that our region meets this commitment to a safer future together.

The work done to create the Plan will follow the nine components of a strong Vision Zero commitment called out by the Vision Zero Network:

  • Political Commitment
  • Multi-Disciplinary Leadership
  • Action Plan
  • Equity
  • Cooperation and Collaboration
  • Systems- Based Approach
  • Data-Driven
  • Community Engagement
  • Transparency