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Vision Zero Strategy

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Vision Zero

Almost 10,000 people have been killed or suffered life-changing injuries on Greater Manchester’s roads in the last 10 years. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has now endorsed a draft Vison Zero Strategy for the city-region. It aims to eliminate road death and life-changing injury by 2040, with a target to achieve a 50 per cent reduction by 2030. The intention is to increase safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

Development of the Greater Manchester Vison Zero Strategy and Action Plan is being led by Safer Roads Greater Manchester Partnership, made up of the GMCA, the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service and National Highways.

About Vision Zero and the Safe System approach

  • Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries, while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has been adopted in other areas across Europe, the United States and the UK. In the UK, Vision Zero has been adopted in several local authority areas, including regions neighbouring Greater Manchester like West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Liverpool City Region.

  • Greater Manchester’s Vision Zero Strategy looks to adopt the Safe System approach to road safety. A Safe System is one where people, vehicles and the road infrastructure interact in a way that secures a high level of safety for all. While it is inevitable that there will always be road traffic collisions, adopting the Safe System approach means that the impact of a collision can be minimal, saving lives and preventing life-changing injuries.

Why your views matter

Thank you for sharing your experiences and suggestions, they will help us to get a better understanding of what we need to do to achieve the ambitions set out in draft Vision Zero Strategy. The team will now review the data and are working on a draft Action Plan to outline how we will work together to achieve Vision Zero. Further engagement will take place on the Vision Zero Action Plan later in the year.

View the Vision Zero Strategy (PDF, 3.43MB)

View the Vision Zero Strategy - Text Only Version (Word Doc, 206KB)


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Email Safer Roads GM on SaferRoads.Group@tfgm.com