The City of Lancaster is joining cities across the world in the Vision Zero movement to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries. To achieve this ambitious goal in Lancaster by 2030, we are working with our community and partners to develop a Vision Zero Action Plan to make our streets safe for all people in Lancaster.
At the center of Vision Zero is the recognition that humans make mistakes and streets should be designed to minimize the impacts of those mistakes. This is a fundamental change from the traditional traffic safety approach.
|TRADITIONAL APPROACH||VISION ZERO|
|Traffic deaths are INEVITABLE||Traffic deaths are PREVENTABLE|
|PERFECT human behavior||Integrate HUMAN FAILING into approach|
|Prevent COLLISIONS||Prevent FATAL AND SEVERE CRASHES|
|INDIVIDUAL responsibility||SYSTEMS approach|
|Saving lives is EXPENSIVE||Saving lives is NOT EXPENSIVE|
Achieving the goal of Vision Zero in Lancaster will require attention and resources. Vision Zero is based on data collection and crash analysis that will identify the causes of crashes in our community and work to prevent them. The Lancaster Vision Zero Action Plan will include a prioritized list of street improvement projects, education initiatives, city programs and proposed changes to policy.
To learn more about Vision Zero and make your voice heard, visit engage.cityoflancasterpa.com.
The draft Vision Zero Action Plan is available for public comment. The draft Action Plan provides a summary of the goals of the plan, citywide crash data, the public input process and a set of comprehensive recommendations to move Lancaster towards its vision of zero fatalities and serious injuries on its streets by 2030.
The public comment period for the plan will end on October 16. The plan will then be finalized for Traffic Commission approval and City Council adoption at their November meetings.