The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) believes that traffic crashes are preventable and should not be tolerated. APBP supports “Vision Zero” strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries and other policies that emphasize actions to improve safety for people walking and biking. Fatal and severe crashes can be systematically eliminated through a focus on engineering solutions supported by education, outreach, and other programs.
APBP endorses the work of the Vision Zero Network and commends cities that have joined the network. These “early adopter” cities go far beyond simply adopting a Vision Zero policy; they are working to build political will to dramatically improve safety for all users of public rights-of-way. APBP has featured Vision Zero strategies through our monthly educational webinars, including Seattle’s 2015 Vision Zero Action Plan, as replicable best practices that can be adapted to local conditions and needs in other communities.