Our streets should be safe for everyone. That’s why SANDAG is committed to eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, convenient, and equitable mobility options for all.

SANDAG is developing a Vision Zero Action Plan to define where the highest proportion of fatalities and serious injuries are occurring in the region and proactively identify high-risk locations, while recommending proven roadway safety solutions. Safety solutions will include projects, programs, and policies.

This effort will help achieve the vision outlined in the Regional Plan to build safer roadway systems, invest more in active transportation options, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our region.

New Year, New Road Rules!

Whether you walk, bike, or drive, changes to road rules impact everyone’s safety. Learn about some recently enacted road rules in California.

As of January 1, 2024:

  • People biking can cross streets on the pedestrian WALK signals.
    • This ‘head start’ enables people biking to enter an intersection before cars, enhancing their safety and visibility.
  • Drivers may not park or stop a vehicle within 20 feet of the approach side of any marked or unmarked crosswalk (or within 15 feet of any crossing where a curb extension is present).
    • This boosts driver visibility of people walking and biking as they approach intersections.

As of January 1, 2023:

  • Drivers must change lanes when passing someone on a bike whenever feasible, just as they would if they were passing a car.
    • This helps reduce near misses and collisions with people biking.
  • Jaywalking is now legal.
    • People may cross a road at places other than intersections and crosswalks without penalty when it’s safe to do so.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to receive project updates? Email us at: VisionZero@sandag.org or BikePlan@sandag.org.