October 24, 2023

City of Hoboken and City of Boston partner on Vision Zero knowledge exchange

The City of Hoboken and the City of Boston have embarked on a new partnership, joining forces under the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vision Zero Community Pairing Program. This innovative collaboration is set to enhance both cities' efforts in achieving Vision Zero goals, fostering mutual learning and development of road safety initiatives.

The FHWA Vision Zero Community Pairing Program provides a unique platform for sharing information, best practices, and assessing strategies and actions for safer streets. This initiative is dedicated to forging beneficial learning relationships between participating cities.

“This exciting partnership with Boston will lead to new innovative solutions to help us reach our goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and injuries by 2030,” said Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “Together, through this partnership, we will collaborate and exchange best practices in Vision Zero implementation that will undoubtedly benefit both of our communities as we continue to strive for safer streets for all.”

"Cities of every size are taking on the same challenges and opportunities to deliver greener, safer streets to residents—whether it’s by building safer roads and climate-resilient parks, or redeveloping underused land,” said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. “Boston is excited to celebrate Hoboken’s success in committing to smart streets infrastructure, and we look forward to welcoming them to Boston to share some of our recent wins and upcoming projects."  

As a part of this program, representatives from the City of Boston recently visited Hoboken, joining City staff on an informative tour of the city's Vision Zero and resiliency projects. The tour included the South Waterfront Bikeway and Walkway, ResilienCity Park, the future Maritime Park site, Sinatra Drive, and Washington Street, showcasing Hoboken's safe streets and resiliency infrastructure as well as policies including curb extensions, intersection daylighting, high visibility crosswalks, and traffic calming, among many others. The visit concluded with a meeting between Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Boston’s Mayor, Michelle Wu, to discuss how these projects can help achieve Vision Zero and resiliency goals.

For more information on Hoboken's Vision Zero Initiative, please visit www.vzhoboken.com.  

To learn more about the FHWA Community Pairing Program, please visit https://highways.dot.gov/safety/zero-deaths/vision-zero-cop/community-pairing-program.  

The City of Hoboken met with Boston officials to exchange Vision Zero policy ideas and conduct a tour of Vision Zero infrastructure improvements as part of a new partnership with the City of Boston through the Federal Highway Administration’s Vision Zero Community Pairing Program.