Vision Zero, By the Numbers
Vision Zero uses data to target improvements that will reduce crashes, save lives, and address inequities experienced on the street related to crashes.
An average of 95 people are killed or severely injured in traffic crashes on streets in Minneapolis each year. The number of people killed or severely injured generally decreased from the mid-2000s until 2014, but has been increasing in recent years.
In Minneapolis, crashes and injuries are concentrated on a small percentage of streets, often ones that have a high demand for walking, biking, transit, and driving. Many crash concentration corridors are on four-lane undivided streets without dedicated turn-lanes. Streets with higher speed limits generally have a larger share of crashes and severe crashes. The map of High Injury Streets shows the 9 percent of streets in Minneapolis that collectively had 70 percent of severe and fatal crashes between 2007 and 2016.