The Safety Action Plan is our Town's foundational document to improve roadway safety on our roadways. Using recent crash data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), it will include the development of a High-Injury Network to identify the road segments in our Town most in need of safety improvements. From there, we'll be able to develop strategies to help us achieve our vision for safety in Knightdale, along with definable actions and performance measures to track our progress. As part of our process, we'll also conduct a speed audit and roundabout feasibility analysis to help advance safety and efficiency goals the public has already said are important to them.

This plan aligns with the Town of Knightdale's distinction as a NC Vision Zero Community. Vision Zero is a global movement to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries and improve access to safe, reliable, and sustainable mobility for everyone. Vision Zero began in North Carolina in 2015, when the governor and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) declared North Carolina a Vision Zero state. Knightdale joins 17 other communities throughout the state who have made their own commitments to the goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Our approach will be guided by Vision Zero's Safe Systems Approach, which is based on the principle that no loss of life is acceptable for our transportation system. Instead, the approach embraces the responsibility to plan and design our transportation system with human mistakes and vulnerabilities in mind. Key to the Safe Systems Approach are the following mindsets:

  • Deaths and serious injuries are unacceptable
  • Humans make mistakes
  • Humans are vulnerable
  • Responsibility is shared
  • Safety is proactive
  • Redundancy is crucial

The Knightdale SAP needs YOU! Over the coming months, you'll have opportunities to actively participate in shaping the vision and direction of the Safety Action Plan. This will include both in-person meetings and digital engagement activities on this website.


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Vision and Needs | Spring 2024

    Digital Engagement Hub, Task Force Meetings, Existing Conditions Analysis, Speed Audit, Community Open House, State of Safety Report

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Analysis and Recommendations | Summer/Fall 2024

    Actions and Strategies, Roundabout Guidelines and Feasibility Study, Community Open House, Projects and Prioritization

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Documentation and Adoption | Winter 2024/2025

    Task Force Meetings, Community Open House, Public Review Period of SAP Draft, Final Plan and Adoption