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Santa Ana Vision Zero Plan

(The Safe Mobility Santa Ana Plan Update)


The City of Santa Ana (City) has seen traffic collisions resulting in serious injuries or fatalities for pedestrians and bicyclists remain unacceptably high for a number of years. As the most densely populated City in Orange County, Santa Ana ranks 3rd out of the 13th highest population cities in California in injury/fatality traffic collisions for bicyclists and 5th for pedestrians.

Santa Ana mobility must be better balanced with regional mobility priorities. The City is undergoing an update for the Safe Mobility Santa Ana (SMSA) Plan now being called Santa Ana Vision Zero Plan (SAVZ), to evaluate mobility priorities and identify innovative transportation solutions for an all-around safer Santa Ana.



The SAVZ Plan builds on the original SMSA from 2016 to evaluate citywide traffic safety through a comprehensive analysis of traffic collisions. The analysis phase includes identifying contributing factors or patterns in the collision data, to locate specific hot spot locations, citywide trends, and best practices in traffic safety to identify solutions that will evolve the roadway network in Santa Ana into one where roadway users can make transportation decisions and unanticipated mistakes without risk of severe injury or death. The plan will utilize the FHWA-sanctioned Safe Systems approach to improve the safety across the network, using low-cost but highly effective countermeasures. The project team will provide forward-thinking recommendations for safer streets in Santa Ana with a prioritization scheduled. The recommendations of this plan recognize the need to balance the many objectives of the local transport system, including travel time reliability, safety, and meeting the mobility needs of a variety of roadway users, including personal and freight vehicles on regionally significant streets.

Santa Ana Vision Zero (SAVZ) Plan

SAVZ Surveys 

  1. Website Text (template attached)
  2. Online Survey – English
  3. Online Survey – Spanish
  4. Online Survey – Vietnamese


USDOT – FHWA Safe Systems Traffic Safety Approach

Vision Zero Network

Pedestrian and bicyclist traffic safety – 2021

Questions and comments

Please contact Mauricio Castaneda
City of Santa Ana | Public Works Agency M-43
20 Civic Center Plaza | Santa Ana, CA 92702
(714) 647-5643


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