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The Cape Cod Commission has been awarded a planning grant funding to develop a Regional Vision Zero Action Plan for Barnstable County through the Federal Safe Streets and Roads For All (SS4A) Discretionary Grant Program. The SS4A program is funded by the U.S. DOT under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law / Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act (BIL/IIJA) to subsidize regional initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Vision Zero is a vision to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries on the nation's roadways. The Vision Zero Action Plan will benefit all 15 towns on Cape Cod. Once the Action Plan is developed, communities and projects identified in the Plan will automatically qualify to apply for a SS4A Implementation Grant.

Vision Zero Advisory Committee

A Vision Zero Advisory Committee (VZAC) will be formed to oversee the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan and provide feedback throughout the process. We are currently seeking members to join the Vision Zero Advisory Committee

Community Representatives Needed

Vision Zero Advisory Committee membership will be comprised of 10 to 15 members, including representatives from the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization and Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee, local or regional elected officials, public safety officials, and Community Representatives. Community Representatives may be eligible for compensation for their participation on the VZAC. 

Examples of community representation topic areas include: Bicycle/Pedestrian, Tribal Members, Disability, Transit, Public Health, Minority or other Underrepresented Communities, Older Population, or Youth.

Member Duties

  • Attend VZAC meetings and share perspectives on transportation safety challenges in the region
  • Help identify potential problem areas and solutions by providing key input and feedback
  • Provide feedback on project deliverables
  • Assist in public engagement
  • Be an advocate and assist in future implementation and tracking progress


Approximately five (5) VZAC meetings will be held over a one-year period during the plan development. The meetings may be held in a virtual or hybrid format at the Cape Cod Commission’s office at 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630. Committee members will work to identify mutually agreed-upon meeting times/dates. 

How to Apply 

Interested persons are encouraged to email Colleen Medeiros, Cape Cod Commission Transportation Program Manager (, by June 1, 2024 with your contact information and a brief summary of your background highlighting why you would make a good candidate for Vision Zero Action Committee. 

Vision Zero Action Plan Development

In partnership with local, state and federal stakeholders, the CCC will develop a Vision Zero Action Plan and High Injury Network. A Vision Zero Advisory Committee will oversee the development of the Action Plan and provide feedback throughout the process.

Improvements for high crash locations will be identified under the plan to enhance road safety and drastically lower and eventually eliminate traffic fatalities & serious injuries for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicles, and public transportation. Additionally, safety policies and strategies will be recommended to help reduce fatalities and serious injuries crashes. Once completed, a comprehensive plan will be established that will lead to a safer road network for all our communities and a step closer to our Vision Zero goals.

Major Components of a Vision Zero Action Plan:

  • Leadership Commitment
  • Development of a High-injury crash network
  • Identification of strategies, policies and infrastructure improvements to improve safety
  • Project prioritization and equity considerations
  • Public Outreach

Safe Systems Approach

Safe System Approach graphic. Depicts icons related to the following topics: Safer People, Safer Vehicles, Safer Speeds, Safer Roads, and Post Crash Care.The Vision Zero Action Plan will follow the US Department of Transportation’s goal of zero roadway deaths using a Safe Systems Approach, which focuses on safer people, safer vehicles, safer speeds, safer roads, and post-crash care.


Public Outreach

Public outreach will be incorporated throughout the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan.



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