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UPDATE: Boca Raton’s Vision Zero Action Plan RFP.

by Jim Wood


On February 27, 2024 the City of Boca Raton distributed its Vision Zero Request for Proposal (RFP). The City of Boca Raton’s Vision Zero Action Plan RFP purpose is to solicit proposals from consultants for creating the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan.


Vision Zero is an international movement by cities to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. This movement is led by the non-profit Vision Zero Network. About | Vision Zero Network who provide information to help cities plan their Vision Zero project. The Vision Zero Network recognizes cities that produce quality plans. Vision Zero Communities | Vision Zero Network

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has adopted Vision Zero principals in a program called Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program | US Department of Transportation. Boca Raton applied for and won a grant from the SS4A program to develop a Vision Zero Action Plan.  Boca Raton Awarded a $300,000 Grant from U.S. DOT for Vision Zero – BocaFirst.

The city committed to add $79,270 from its budget to cover local costs associated with developing the Action Plan. The next step in the Action Plan development process is to issue an RFP for a consultant to develop the Action Plan.

The Request for Proposal

Boca Raton began working on the RFP after the grant agreement was completed with the USDOT on May 25, 2023 and the RFP was distributed to consultants on February 27, 2024. Proposals are then due from the bidders no later than March 27, 2024, and the winning proposal will be selected by May 14, 2024. The Action Plan development is very data driven and includes significant resident outreach and community engagement. The Vision Zero Action Plan Tracker shows the development progress.

Boca Raton Mobility Improvement Programs

The city has committed to or is evaluating the following programs.

Bicycle Friendly Community – (WATCH) Presentation by Director of City Service – Zach Bihr

Vision Zero – (READ) Better Bike Friendly Advocacy: Our Vision Zero Project – BocaFirst

Complete Streets – (READ) Boca Raton’s Complete Streets Policy – BocaFirst

“Make Connections” Proposal for Palmetto Park Rd – (WATCH) C.R.A. Regular Meeting (granicus.com) – Alta Consulting

Safe Routes to Schools – (WATCH) Presentation by Boca Raton Pedestrian and Bike Advisory Board – Holli Sutton

How to Complete Boca’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail Connectivity – (WATCH) Presentation by BocaFirst – Jim Wood

Florida Share the Road Coalition – (WATCH) Presentation by Christy Breslaw and others


A status update to Boca Raton’s Vision Zero program is provided. The update includes the issuance of the City of Boca Raton’s Vision Zero Action Plan RFP and a view of other significant mobility programs. BocaFirst will continue to monitor these programs and report on significant status updates.

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