The Boca Raton City Council unanimously voted to approve Resolution 122-2022 on October 25, 2022, designating the City of Boca Raton as a "Vision Zero City." The resolution directs City staff to create a Vision Zero Action Plan to establish a goal of no severe traffic injuries or fatalities.
The state of Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians, with over 3,200 people statewide and nearly 200 people in Palm Beach County dying annually on roadways.
To achieve the Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and reducing traffic crashes, the Vision Zero Action Plan will feature:
Adopting a safe system approach for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians
Equitable engineering, enforcement and education
data-driven decision making
social equity considerations in road safety planning and implementation