The Vision Zero Network is helping communities across the nation mobilize to address the crisis of 40,000 traffic deaths a year in this country, and millions more injuries. We are bringing key stakeholders together to declare that “Enough is Enough,” recognizing these tragedies as preventable with the right strategies and commitment. Our goal is safe mobility for all.
The Vision Zero Network is a collaborative campaign helping communities reach their goals of Vision Zero — eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries — while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. As a nonprofit project, the Vision Zero Network is committed to defining, building momentum, and advancing Vision Zero in communities across the U.S.
For our communities to succeed in keeping people safe on our streets, sidewalks, and bikeways, it will take real change. And we know that this change won’t be easy because it means, in many cases, affecting the status quo.
The Network convenes leaders in the realms of public health, transportation planning & engineering, policy, community advocacy, and the private sector to develop and share promising strategies and to support strong, distributed leadership that make Vision Zero a reality. Leaders in these diverse fields are critical to build understanding and buy-in for Vision Zero and to implement meaningful policies and practices that ensure safe mobility for all. In addition to facilitating peer-to-peer networking amongst public sector staff working toward Vision Zero, the Network also brings together Vision Zero advocates from across the country, offering the chance to share and advance organizing strategies and lessons learned.
Communities of all sizes and types across the nation face similar challenges — and opportunities — in ensuring safe mobility. The Vision Zero Network offers support and resources for all communities committed to Vision Zero including: informational webinars, in-person meetings, conference panels, case studies, and hands-on resources that share successful strategies.
The Network’s early work in 2016 included the launch of its Vision Zero Focus Cities program to encourage collaboration among leaders in 10 early-adopter Vision Zero cities. Read more about Vision Zero Focus Cities.
A strong, successful Vision Zero campaign can and should set a new standard for safety on our streets. Vision Zero is not a slogan, nor a tagline, not even just a program; instead, Vision Zero is a fundamental shift in how your community approaches the issue of safe mobility.
The Vision Zero Network will recognize as “Vision Zero communities” those who are taking demonstrable and significant actions to advance the principles of Vision Zero to ensure safe mobility for all people. At a minimum, this includes the community meeting the following criteria:
Read more about becoming recognized as a Vision Zero community and complete a questionnaire here.