Studies on traffic safety have concluded that over 90% of traffic crashes are the result of human errors and unsafe behaviors. This includes speeding, running red lights and stop signs, intoxicated traveling (driving, biking and walking), distraction and inattention. The Vision Zero actions related to safer people are focused on enhancing enforcement and education programs
Traffic Safety “How To” Brochure
Fremont has developed a brochure with helpful graphics and tips illustrating how to use new types of roadway striping and traffic control devices. The brochure includes information for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Hard copies are available at the Fremont Main Library and Family Resource Center.
Look for Safety Program
Walkers may have noticed new “Look for Safety” street markings at crosswalks to remind people to “look” before crossing the street. Vision Zero 2020 partners with the City of Fremont Recreation Services Youth Service Corps to paint these innovative street markings at busy intersections throughout the city.
Traffic Safety Videos
The goal of these videos is to provide safety tips to Fremont residents and visitors on the rules for sharing the road.
Buffered Bike Lanes Buffered bike lanes provide striped buffer space between motor vehicles and bicyclists. View the video to learn when it is okay to cross them when driving.
Green Bike Lanes Green bike lanes highlight the “conflict zone” where motorists merge across a bike lane. View the video to learn how to use them as a motorist or bicyclist.
Yield Lines and Striped Medians Shark’s teeth on Fremont streets? What do they look like, and how are these yield lines used? Watch our Pavement Markings video to learn more about yield lines and striped medians, and how to keep yourself and others around you safe
Flashing Beacons and Yield Markers
What are those flashing yield signs and sign posts on the crosswalk, and what do I do when I see them? Watch our video on Flashing Beacons and Yield Markers to learn more about how to safely cross the street as a pedestrian and when to yield, slow down, and stop as a motorist.
Learn more about how sharrows, or shared lane markings, can keep both motorists and bicyclists safe when sharing the road.
The Vision Zero team is active in the community educating the public about our action plan, progress, and sharing traffic safety tips. Come visit us throughout the year at events such as the Earth Day Festival at Washington Hospital, the Kids n Kites Festival, the Four Seasons Health Expo, and the Festival of Arts as well as the presentations we provide to the community.