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The focus on safe speeds extends beyond the traditional approach of influencing individual behavior. The Vision Zero Network encourages communities to focus upstream – more on policies and the built environment that influences behavior – in their work. Portland’s multi-pronged approach to taming speed is a model for other Vision Zero cities.
A hallmark of Vision Zero in the U.S. is the creation of an Action Plan to lay out the roadmap for the strategies, roles, and responsibilities that will move your community from vision to action and help achieve the goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries.
Vision Zero infrastructure and policy changes don’t just happen in a vacuum. It all starts with internal commitment, leadership and clear accountability to prioritize safety. This case study shares in-depth tips on the importance of planning and coordinating among diverse stakeholders to ensure successful actions, measure progress, and to report back to the public.