Fremont Vision Zero 2020
Vision Zero Traffic Safety How-To Brochure
In an effort to improve safety for all roadway users, the City of Fremont is installing new traffic control devices, pavement markings, and infrastructure treatments. This informational brochure provides tips on how motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists should use these new treatments.
Page 1: Learn more about how to use Pedestrian Signals (HAWK signals) and Flashing Beacons
Page 2: View more information on how to use Buffered Bike Lanes, Separated Bike Lanes, Sharrows, Green Bike Lanes, and Advance Yield Markings ("Sharks Teeth") and Striped Medians
Background on Vision Zero
Fremont is already recognized as a leader in traffic safety among large cities in California and in the nation. However, from 2014-2016, there were 20 fatalities and 76 severe injury collisions from traffic
The goal of the Safer Streets program is to re-engineer Fremont’s transportation system to safely accommodate all travel modes, ages, and abilities, and to calm traffic speeds so that the consequence of traffic crashes does not result in the loss of life. View our completed projects and upcoming improvements as part of Vision Zero program for 2018.
The Vision Zero actions related to Safer People are focused on enhancing enforcement and education programs. Watch our instructional videos on how to use green and buffered bike lanes and interacting with new pavement markings and street signs out on Fremont's streets.
The Safer Vehicles category promotes the use of crash avoidance technology in vehicles.
The report, A Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050, is the first of its kind in the U.S. and was developed by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution, in partnership with the Road to Zero Coalition, which is led by the National Safety Council and includes the U.S. Department of Transportation amongst other influential partners.
A Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050
Fremont Recognized as a Leader for its Vision Zero 2020 Efforts
The City of Fremont’s Vision Zero Team was recognized by the Vision Zero Network, a national organization promoting efforts to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries across the country, for accomplishments with the Fremont Vision Zero 2020 Program. Public Works Director Hans Larsen was recently interviewed for a Q&A blog on how a medium-sized city can implement a successful Vision Zero program by collaborating across multiple City departments and prioritizing safety in decision making and resource allocation without a large budget. Hans was also the featured speaker in a webinar hosted by the Vision Zero network on how Fremont is a national model for other medium-sized cities looking to adopt Vision Zero.
In addition, the City of Fremont was recently invited to present on its Vision Zero program at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Fremont was the only mid-size city invited to present as part of a panel that also featured San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. View the presentation.
Fremont’s Efforts to Address Traffic Congestion
The City of Fremont and many of our Bay Area partners have several transportation projects in the pipeline to help make traffic conditions more tolerable for the Fremont community and the region. View Fremont's efforts to address traffic congestion for more information. Also, view more information about SB1 is a new source of State funding to enhance highway, transit, and local roads statewide. $4.9 Million in SB 1 funds are dedicated to projects that began this summer through early 2019.
School Safety Improvements
The City ‘s Transportation and Street Maintenance Divisions are partnering to implement “short-term” improvements such as high visibility crosswalks, new stop signs, and “quick build” curb extensions. The City will complete short-term improvements at 20 schools in 2018 and 20 schools in 2019. View more information on school safety assessments.