Vision Zero — Get Involved

Ongoing & Recent Feedback Opportunities

Share Your Feedback on Three Pilot Safety Projects by November 20

N Oak St Walkability Pilot in Rosslyn: Provide your input on the protected walking path for people walking on N Oak St between Clarendon Blvd and 17th St N using temporary parking restrictions and movable barriers. Also available in: Español | العربية | አማርኛ | Монгол | 中国人

Patrick Henry Dr & 18th St N School Crossing Improvements Pilot at Cardinal Elementary: Provide your input on the new school crossing signage, speed signage, and pavement markings (SCHOOL X-ING) on Patrick Henry Dr at the 18th St N crossing. Also available in: Español | العربية | አማርኛ | Монгол | 中国人

Oakridge Elementary School Temporary Road Closure Pilot: Provide your input on the temporary road closure along 24th St S between S Ode St and S Nash St, installed to improve arrival and dismissal operations at Oakridge Elementary. Also available in: Español | العربية | አማርኛ | Монгол | 中国人

 

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 Report & Open House

Vision Zero Year 1 Progress Report

Each year, the Vision Zero team reviews our progress on the Action Items in the Vision Zero Action Plan and updates the community on what we have done to reach the goals and actions identified in the Plan. This is part of meeting Arlington's commitment to transparency in the Vision Zero program, a core value of the Action Plan.

Vision Zero Year 1 Progress Report

Annual Safety Feedback Engagement

As part of the Annual Report process, the Vision Zero team asks for feedback from the community about how safe they feel while travelling in Arlington. In spring of 2022, the project team held a month-long engagement opportunity to hear more from you about your experiences. We reached over 900 people who travel in Arlington and summarized the feedback we received below.

Read the short summary(PDF, 138KB)

See the full report(PDF, 2MB)

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 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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