Vision Zero Partnerships

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The City of Bellevue is committed to promoting collaboration and partnerships with the community to achieve its desired Vision Zero outcomes. This page highlights some of these partnerships.

Video Analytics Partnerships

In partnership with private sector, government and non-profit organizations, Bellevue is using its extensive system of 360-degree, high-definition traffic cameras to identify near-crash traffic conflicts between people driving, walking and bicycling. The insights derived from processing these video feeds with artificial intelligence algorithms help the city proactively identify safety improvements for intersections.

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Working with Transoft Solutions, Together for Safer Roads, and PacTrans – University of Washington, the city completed a first-of-its-kind citywide analysis of traffic camera video in support of Vision Zero. For information on this collaboration see:

This strategic partnership with Transoft Solutions (ITS)—formalized in 2019—is a continuation of work that commenced with Microsoft (see case study). 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).

Another company, Street Simplified, assisted the City of Bellevue with a pilot project that used video analytics to evaluate safety at the intersection of 108th Avenue NE and Main Street (see case study).

Data Partnerships

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 story).

Safe People Partnerships

One in four drivers involved in fatalities or serious injuries in Bellevue is under 25 years old. Inattentive and distracted driving is associated with 20 percent of local fatal and serious injury collisions. Tune In, Not Out (TINO) is an education campaign partnership with the Bellevue School District and Washington DECA against teen distracted driving (see case study).