About Vision Zero for Youth 

A growing number of communities are working toward a future with zero traffic deaths and a focus on youth. Most successful community efforts have committed city leaders and energized community support. Both are important.

Launched by the National Center for Safe Routes to School in 2016, the Vision Zero for Youth initiative encourages communities and elected officials to focus safety improvements and efforts to slow traffic speeds where children and youth travel. Starting with youth can be the spark that creates community support for a broader Vision Zero program to eliminate all traffic fatalities. The initiative includes resources, ideas for taking action, opportunities for city leaders to commit and national and international recognition programs. Support for the initiative is provided by the FIA Foundation, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

For ways community members can support their city leaders or even be the ones that gets things started, visit Take Action.

Frequently asked questions

How does it work with Vision Zero?

Focusing on youth can be part of a larger Vision Zero plan or a great way to start. By starting with youth, the Vision Zero for Youth Initiative can be the catalyst to build community support for Vision Zero.

What does it mean to join Vision Zero for Youth?

The level of effort can vary from being part of a Walk to School Day event to creating a safe transportation network that supports all ages and abilities. For a list of ways to start, visit Take Action.