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What is an acceptable number of deaths and serious injuries on our roadways? The Sarasota/Manatee MPO believes that the only acceptable number is ZERO. Destination Zero is the effort that will put us on the path towards reducing and eventually eliminating all traffic-related deaths and serious injuries from our roadways. The first step in acieving this goal is the development of an Action Plan that identifies implementable strategies focused on the 6E's:

  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Engagement
  • Enforcement
  • Emergency Response
  • Equity

If you have questions or comments relating to the project, please contact Corinne Tucker, MPH, CPH at [email protected] or 941-359-5772.

Tuesday Traffic Jam, Destination Zero

Tuesday Traffic Jam is a podcast for people from the Sarasota/Manatee region to listen to and talk about local transportation. Here the community can view the Traffic Jam Podcast and leave us comments...

How Will We Achieve Our Goal?

Information on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Safe Systems Approach can be found here: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/zerodeaths/zero_deaths_vision.cfm

Project Schedule

The develoment of the Destination Zero Action Plan is scheduled to take place through calendar year 2021 and is anticipated to be completed and presented to the MPO Board in January 2022. The following timeline indicates when key events, including public and stakeholder involvement, and deliverables are anticipated to occur. Details including specific dates, times, locations, and platforms for events, particularly public involvement opportunities, will be posted on this page well in advance of the events. 

Destination Zero Project Schedule

  About the Sarasota/Manatee MPO

The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization is the regional transportation planning entity for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. MPOs are established by state and federal laws and through interlocal agreement to provide a process for local governments within the region to coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). To learn more about the Sarasota/Manatee MPO, visit http://www.mympo.org.

Transform 2045 LogoLong Range Transportation Plan

The Transform 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) presents the transportation safety action plan and improvements needed today and in the future to help move people and goods safely and conveniently about the community. Being able to safely move around the region supports the creation of vibrant places, promotes equitable transportation choices, and increases the accessibility of goods and services. 

Safety and Security Performance Measures Icon Safety as a Performance Measure

The MPO is working to improve safety for all walkers, bicyclists, and drivers.

The goal of the Safety | Security performance measure is to improve the safety and security of the transportation system for all users. Focusing specifically on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), five performance measures have been established for evaluating safe traveling conditions on the highway system. The goal of the HSIP is to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads and is supported by the following five performance measures established under MAP-21.

  1. Number of fatalities
  2. Rate of fatalities (measured against roadway traffic volumes)
  3. Number of serious injuries
  4. Rate of serious injuries (measured against roadway traffic volumes)
  5. Number of non-motorized (bicycle and pedestrian) fatalities and serious injuries

For more information, please visit our Safety/Security Performance Measure page on our website: https://www.mympo.org/p/performance-measures/safety-security

Destination Zero Project Manager

Corinne Tucker, MPH, CPH

Multi Modal Planner

Sarasota/Manatee MPO

Phone: 941-359-5772

Email: [email protected]

Project Timeline

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Information Gathering

We are analyzing traffic crash data, asking community members to tell us about dangerous streets and intersections, and what safe safe streets mean to you.

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Community Engagement

The MPO wants the community to be part of developing the Destination Zero Action Plan. Your input will guide the strategy to end traffic-related deaths and serious injuries on our streets. Take the community survey and leave feedback on a map by going to the tabs to the left.

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Working Group Meetings

The MPO will be coordinating with citizens, local, and regional partners to review data, discuss strategies, and develop the Destination Zero Action Plan.

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Working Group #1

On June 3, 2021, the MPO welcomed citizens, local, and regional partners to the Destination Zero Working Group. The Group was provided an overview of the Action Plan, their role, and quick data and trends. See Working Group Tab for more information.

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Working Group #2

July 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM

The MPO will be coordinating with citizens, local, and regional partners to review data, discuss strategies, and develop the Destination Zero Action Plan.

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Destination Zero Public Workshop

On September 27, 2021, a Public Workshop will be held to engage the community. The MPO wants the community to be part of developing the Destination Zero Action Plan. Your input will guide the strategy to end traffic-related deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Registration Now Open!
Reserve your seat today at 
https://bit.ly/Destination-Zero
Registration Closes on September 17 at 5:00 pm.

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Destination Zero Leadership Meeting

October 2021

Stay tuned for more information.

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Working Group #3

November 2021

Stay tuned for more information