2016 Progress Report

In December 2015, the City of Boston released its first Vision Zero Action Plan. The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition worked closely with the City to ensure that the Action Plan created an ambitious, multi-department initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.

The Coalition is committed to reviewing the City’s performance annually to ensure public accountability in reaching its goals. The following report is intended to provide the public with a barometer with which to measure and understand the City's progress. The report will also help the City to recognize any gaps and improve their Vision Zero results from one year to the next. Read more about our process in the Letter from the Coalition.


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Progress Report Dashboard

The dashboard reflects an assessment based on critical analysis of the goals outlined in the City of Boston’s Action Plan. Items in green reflect action taken; yellow reflects some action taken; red, no action taken. Progress towards the five overarching goals is measured on a scale between Needs Improvement, Making Progress, and Showing Leadership.



Crash Site Visits Timeline

The Task Force committed in the Action Plan to visit fatal crash sites so recommendations could be made to improve safety and mobility.There was a consensus during the first year that areas where serious or life-threatening injuries occurred should also be examined.

If you would like to learn more about a particular crash site, please visit our Massachusetts Crash Fatalities Map



Citywide Traffic Fatalities

Traffic fatalities are on the rise in the U.S., with people on foot and on bicycles accounting for a disproportionate share of the increase, and Boston is no exception. These numbers represent local and national traffic fatality statistics.



What you can do

We believe a strong, successful Vision Zero campaign in Boston can set a new standard for safety on our streets — and build toward a statewide movement that prioritizes safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. We encourage you to get involved by taking any or all of the actions below.

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Together we can eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes on our streets by 2030.