Vision Zero Action Plan
The Maitland Vision Zero Action Plan is part of a regional effort by Metro Plan to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries, creating safer roads for both the 2.2 million residents and 75 million tourists who visit Central Florida annually. Coordinated Vision Zero Action Plans will be created for cities and counties throughout the region made possible by a $3.8 million federal Safe Streets for All (SS4A) grant.
Taking Action with Vision Zero Maitland
The vision zero brand helps to generate visibility and familiarity in an effort to achieve campaign participation community wide. The Maitland brand is easily recognizable, incorporating the character of the city into the larger vision zero goal: to reduce the number of fatalities and severe injuries on the transportation system to zero by 2040.
Join us at any of the upcoming community events below to learn about Vision Zero and be a part of this planning process!
(Include calendar of events to come – forthcoming)
MetroPlan’s Interactive Crash Dashboard
The crash data dashboard provides a comprehensive view of crash data including type, severity, manner of collision, and overall injury and fatality trends for the given period. The Maitland dashboard is provided through MetroPlan’s regional dashboard which relies on the Signal Four Analytics database maintained by the University of Florida’s GeoPlan Center.
Help Identify Safety Issues
Sometimes crash data doesn't tell the whole story – and that's where you can help make transportation safer! The map below shows the worst roads for crashes, deaths and serious injuries – called the High Injury Network. By focusing safety projects on these roads, we can save the most lives.
(Include Maitland Map of High Injury Network)
How Can You Help?
You can use the map below to identify problem areas. We're especially interested in experiences you have on or near the High Injury Network. You can also identify other areas where you feel unsafe traveling.
The Vision Zero Action Plan
Vision Zero Maitland will create a comprehensive Vision Zero Safety Action Plan for the city including the following components:
- High Injury Network: Analyzing data to identify places on the transportation system with the highest risk for fatal and serious injury crashes so that we can focus on our most important problem areas.
- Equity Component: Identifying and prioritizing efforts in disadvantaged communities that are disproportionately affected by traffic crashes.
- List of Priority Streets and Intersections: Producing a list of feasible projects that have the most safety impact for the region.
- Educational and Enforcement Programs: Identifying key behavioral changes needed to reduce crashes and methods for encouraging those changes.
- Sustained Effort: Establishing a defined process and identifying an organization responsible for carrying out, updating, and monitoring progress.
The Safe Systems Approach
Eliminating deaths on our transportation system requires an ambitious, proactive method called the safe system approach, which includes working on safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds, addressing needs of all travelers, and strengthening post-crash care.
All these elements work together to build layers of protection into the transportation system.
The schedule below outlines the phases of Vision Zero Maitland, including the dates and action items associated with each phase.
Working Group Meetings | Nov 2023 to Mar 2024
The Working Group Meeting phase will continue throughout creation of the Vision Zero Action Plan. Working Group members will assist with strategy development for the remaining phases and will provide key input and advisement for the plan.
Public Engagement and Agency Collaboration | Nov 2023 to Feb 2024
Public engagement will take place throughout the course of the study. The main objective of the outreach effort is to build awareness, gather information, and support the plan’s success. The primary outreach efforts include:
- Three Online/Virtual Meetings
o May include virtual town hall, virtual meeting room, online surveys, social media campaign, etc.
- Three Pop-up Events
o Provide overview of the VZ project and summary of the baseline assessment
o Participants will provide feedback on maps that reflect results of the transportation safety analysis
Identify High Injury Network and Collision Profiles | Nov 2023 to Dec 2023
The main objective of this phase is to identify roadways and intersections with the highest intensity of severe injuries and fatalities. The primary outcomes are listed below:
- High Injury Network development
- Identify crash hot spots
- Create collision profiles
Policy Review | Nov 2023 to Dec 2023
The main objective of this phase is to review existing best practices and previous studies to identify barriers and opportunities for achieving vision zero goals. The primary tasks are listed below:
- Review of existing best practices guidelines and previous studies
- Interviews with City staff
- Review of Standard Operating Procedures to identify barriers and opportunities
- Review of City Guidelines
Project Identification and Prioritization | Dec 2023 to Feb 2024
The main objective of this phase is to prioritize countermeasures and future work plan action items. The primary tasks are listed below:
- Review of proven safety countermeasures
- Evaluate safety at specific locations
- Outline opportunities to update operational processes for a City VZ program that is integrated with existing City plans
- Provide a framework to implement future actions aligned with the CIP process
Draft and Final VZ Action Plan | Mar 2024 to May 2024
The final phase of the project will begin in March 2024 with submittal of the draft action plan and conclude in May 2024 with adoption of the final plan. This phase will also include presentation to City Commission.