MTC releases BAYVIZ helping local governments make streets safer

Pedestrian safety
Mark Prado

The Bay Area Vision Zero System (BAYVIZ) is the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s newly released tool for traffic analysis, allowing planners to generate a dashboard for any custom area in the region, providing key safety data.

Designed for government use, the tool allows local agency staff within the nine-county Bay Area to create traffic analyses to identify strategies to improve safety.

Each dashboard has the same content but will have data that applies to the specific boundary selected by the planner. The information in each dashboard includes:

  • Collision summary statistics for the area for all modes. Trends for non-motorized road users (people on bike or on foot) are highlighted throughout the dashboard.
  • Details about collisions within the area.
  • Details about the people who live, work, and visit the locale being looked at.
  • Information about the street network and roads within the area.
  • Steps and resources for implementing a Vision Zero safety plan.

The service is provided by MTC free of charge to stakeholders in the Bay Area. There is no limit to the number of dashboards that can be generated. All dashboards will take a few minutes to create and will be delivered via email.

Vision Zero programs aim to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries and MTC is supporting those initiatives. The Bay Area Vision Zero Working Group is an MTC-led panel that includes members from local government, transit agencies, advocates and academia. Together, the group is working toward making streets safer for everyone in the Bay Area.

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