Vision Zero

The Task Force was established in September of 2023 to review fatal and serious crashes occurring in Boise. The group consists of representatives from ACHD, Boise Police and City of Boise. Together they will evaluate the engineering, environmental, and behavioral factors that might have contributed to the crash. City of Boise has partnered with ACHD to aggregate data and insight on observable trends. The group may offer recommendations for policies, infrastructure, educational efforts, or other possible measures to reduce and eliminate future incidents at the crash site and locations with similar characteristics.

Members meet quarterly to review crashes occurring in the previous quarter (but can be more frequent based on assessed needs). Meetings will be one to two hours and are located at Boise City Hall.

A core tenet of the City of Boise’s Transportation Action Plan (TAP) is expanding mobility choice. Transportation options must be available, convenient, safe, and affordable, in order for there to be a choice as outlined in the TAP. The City of Boise created a Vision Zero Task Force that brought together extensive knowledge and principles in engineering, education, evaluation and planning. The Vision Zero Task Force recommended key actions the city should take to reduce bicycle and pedestrian deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Timeline starting with green noting it's immediate with a timeline of 0-6 months, then yellow noting short term noting 6 months to 3 years, then light blue noting medium term with a timeline of 2 to 5 years and then long term with 5 to 10 year timeline.
Vision Zero Timeline


0-6 Months

  • Endorse Vision Zero through City Council resolution
  • Participate in NLC Safety First Challenge
  • Enhanced bike delineator retrofits
  • Develop a webpage to share information about city’s commitment to Vision Zero

Short Term

(6 months - 3 years)

  • Utilize available data to prioritize infrastructure improvement requests at high-risk corridors and intersections
  • Create neighborhood traffic safety toolkits
  • Develop high injury network map

Medium Term

(3 - 5 years)

  • Identify criteria for installation of “No Right on Red”
  • Review the speed limit setting process to create alignment between speed limits and adjacent land use

Long Term

(5 - 10 years)

  • Create standard data evaluation template to track before and after studies of all Complete Streets projects

Idaho Policy Institute Crash Analysis

The Task Force’s work was supported by a comprehensive analysis of crashes in Boise from 2005-2020. Findings from this analysis revealed trends in where and when crashes occur as well as some of the most common contributing factors.

  • 43% of crashes are on principal arterial roads
  • 52% of crashes take place at intersections
  • Most crashes occur between the hours of 7 - 8 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.

This dashboard contains facts and figures about roadway crashes in Idaho during the years 2005-2020. By navigating the tabs in the dashboard you can examine different factors associated with crashes including type of vehicle, severity of crash, and contributing circumstances. Below the dashboard is an infographic summarizing the findings.

View Dashboard

What’s next?

  • Develop a Safety Action Plan
  • Create a Safe Street Toolkit for neighborhoods
  • Study and pilot innovative approaches to reducing conflict between vehicles and cyclists

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