Vision Zero Partnerships

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The City of Bellevue is committed to promoting interdepartmental “One City” collaboration and partnerships between the City of Bellevue and the broader Vision Zero community to achieve optimal outcomes. This page documents these partnerships.

Video Analytics Partnerships

The Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero project is a collaboration between the City of Bellevue and Brisk Synergies.

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The project uses Bellevue’s existing traffic cameras at key intersections to identify the rate and severity of near-miss collisions between people driving, walking and bicycling. This insight could help the city proactively identify intersections warranting safety improvements—consistent with the city’s Vision Zero effort.

This strategic partnership with Brisk Synergies—formalized in 2019—is a continuation of work that commenced with Microsoft. Information on the previous partnership is available in an ITE Journal article, in an overview video (April 2017) and in a video about potential applications (August 2018).

Street Simplified assisted the City of Bellevue in an additional pilot collaboration using video analytics to evaluate safety at the intersection of 108th Avenue NE and Main Street (see case study).

Data Partnerships

The City of Bellevue is committed to collecting and analyzing data to understand the factors that impact the safety of our transportation system and leverage this insight to identify improvements and evaluate outcomes.

As part of its Safety Data Initiative, the US Department Transportation and Volpe Center collaborated with the City of Bellevue in piloting local safety applications of Waze data (see case study and WIRED Magazine).