Vision Zero External Stakeholder Group

Vision Zero Background

In July 2019, the Arlington County Board resolved to adopt a Vision Zero strategy as a comprehensive and holistic approach to eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the County. As directed by the County Board, the County is embarking on the development of the Vision Zero Goals and Action Plan this fall. Working with an Internal Stakeholder Group, an External Stakeholder Group and public engagement checkpoints along the way, we plan to finalize an Action Plan for review by the County Board in fall of 2020.

For background information on Vision Zero, you may review the following materials:

External Stakeholders Group

Stakeholder group members were invited in October 2019 from existing committees, commissions and community organizations identified by the internal Stakeholder Group. The mission of the group will be to support the County’s Vision Zero program through the following activities:

  • Extending the importance of safety culture and commitment to the public through assisting with education and engagement programs.
  • Helping guide public outreach, messaging, and strategies related to Vision Zero.
  • Providing insight, feedback, and local knowledge to the County’s Vision Zero team.
  • Participating in bimonthly meetings with County staff through the development of the Action Plan.

Working Group Members

ESG Updates  

Per the Vision Zero Action Plan, adopted in May 2021, Arlington County will publish an Interim (late fall) and an Annual (late spring) report on our progress towards the goal of zero transportation deaths or serious injuries by 2030, as well as descriptions of the progress made towards the various action items in the plan. There will be public meetings after these reports are published. Notifications about these meetings will be posted on the Vision Zero: Get Involved page.  

Between the Interim and Annual reports, County staff will produce a progress update to the External Stakeholders Group to share progress and gather feedback. Below are the interim reports: 

Action Planning Meeting Dates and Materials 

The ESG met every other month during the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan from October 2019 through May 2021. Meetings were open to the public but primarily structured for discussion among group members. The table below lists meeting dates, presentation materials, and notes.