Vision Zero — Get Involved

Ongoing & Recent Feedback Opportunities

Demonstration School Slow Zone Engagement - Now Closed

Arlington County installed demonstration school slow zones around 13 schools in early 2022. A school slow zone is a permanent 20 mile-per-hour speed limit on a neighborhood street within 600 feet of a key access point to a school (learn more about school slow zones here). 

Because school slow zones are a new safety treatment in Arlington, these demonstrations will test whether the school slow zone policy effectively reduces speeds around schools before installing them at all schools in the County. From April 25 to May 15, we hosted a community feedback opportunity to learn more about how the demonstration projects are working and how they can be improved.  

Thanks to those who provided input! We will apply the feedback received via this form combined with before/after speed data at the demonstrations to finalize our school zone policy and deploy such zones at all schools in Arlington over the next several years. Look forward to updates on the demonstration school slow zone initiative in Fall 2022. 

 

How to Report your Safety Concerns

To report a potential safety issue, please use the County’s Request for Service portal. The portal will first request the location of the issue. Then, select “Transportation/Safety Investigation” as the type of issue and add comments or photos to provide details about the issue.  

Arlington staff have translation resources, so please report problems in any language.  

Thank you for being an advocate for safety in Arlington!  

 

Critical Crash Mitigation Campaign

In May 2022, Arlington County launched the Critical Crash Mitigation Campaign to spread messaging focused on changing human behavior associated with critical crashes (crashes that result in severe or fatal outcomes) to combat transportation safety issues throughout the Arlington County community. The campaign will run May through December 2022 with a focus on the following target areas each month:

Look out for campaign messaging in emails, on social media, through local advertisements, and on posters throughout the community. Help spread the word by sharing with friends, family, neighbors, and community outlets. We're all in this together! 

 

Vision Zero Annual Open House

Recap: Vision Zero Year 1 Open House

We hosted the Year 1 Vision Zero Open House on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Lubber Run Community Center where we discussed activities and progress during Year 1 of Arlington’s Vision Zero program. If you weren't able to make it, please take a look at the meeting materials in English or Spanish.  

Vision Zero Year 1 Progress Report

Vision Zero Mid-Year Check-In

FY2021 Mid-Year Report & Meeting

On December 14, 2021, we hosted our first mid-year virtual meeting of the Vision Zero External Stakeholders Group (VZESG), which was open to public participation. See below for links to the mid-year program report, meeting notes, and a link to the meeting recording.

Review the FY2021 Mid-Year Report 
Leer el informe de medio año fiscal 2021

Vision Zero Action Plan Engagement Summary

Thank you for your input as we developed the Vision Zero Action Plan. Your insights and experiences shaped the actions and next steps in the Action Plan that will make Arlington County a safer place to travel.

The final draft of the first five-year Vision Zero Action Plan was approved by the County Board on May 15, 2021.

View the Final Draft Action Plan

Engagement with the community will continue as we implement the Action Plan. Stay involved by signing up for program updates in the right hand panel of this page!

Public Engagement Checkpoint #3: Review the Draft Action Plan & Share your Thoughts!

The third and final public engagement checkpoint during the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan focused on sharing the Draft Vision Zero Action Plan that we developed using the community and stakeholder feedback gathered in checkpoints one and two. The online engagement form was open from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, 2021. For those who were not able to engage online, we set up a kiosk at the Central Library pick-up location to provide a mail-in option.

A summary of the feedback we received is available here. We are very thankful for your help in developing this draft and are grateful for your input!

Community Forum was also held virtually on Thursday, Feb. 11The project team shared an overview of the action plan, highlighted how community input helped shape the document, and answered any questions asked about the action plan.

  • View a recording of the virtual community forum on YouTube
  • Slides from the short Q&A presentation summarizing the draft Action Plan are available below

Public Engagement Checkpoint #2: Learning from Your Experiences

Our second public engagement checkpoint for the Vision Zero Action Plan concluded on October 30, 2020. This conversation focused on learning from your experiences. Staff have reviewed the feedback we received, and put together this summary.

Engagement Summary – Checkpoint #2

County staff have also completed analysis of crash reports, and we learned a lot about where and how collisions occur.

See What We Learned

We collected feedback in the second public engagement checkpoint:

  • Online Feedback Form
    • The online feedback form allowed people to tell us about their experiences when walking, biking, rolling, or driving in Arlington. The form included an interactive map, where users marked the location of transportation safety issues that you have noticed or experienced first-hand.
  • Dial-In Comment Line
    • We accepted comments on your transportation safety experiences by phone as well. Phone prompts were available in English and Spanish, and the feedback was included with the online form feedback for review.
  • Virtual Public Meetings
    • We hosted two public engagement meetings for you to learn more, ask questions about our crash analysis work, and help build our shared knowledge about transportation safety.
      • En Español: 30 Septiembre de 2020 alas 7 de la tarde
 

 

  • In English: Oct. 1, 2020 at 7pm 

  

Engagement Checkpoint #1 – Your Transportation Safety Goals and Priorities

The County hosted its first public open house for the Vision Zero Program on January 28, 2020 at Washington-Liberty High School. County staff members from DES, CPHD, DPR, OEM, DHS, and ACPD attended the meeting, along with Arlington Transportation Partners and Arlington Public Schools. More than 65 members of the public attended the meeting and participated in both informative and interactive activities targeted at understanding the community’s goals and priorities with regard to safe transportation. Here’s a summary of what we learned:

You can find the information shared at the open house below:

Este información también está disponible en español.

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