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Talking with Christy Kwan and Faith Cole Hall, founding members of the Washington DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets

Traffic violence is a national epidemic that kills nearly 40,000 people and injures 3,000,000 a year. On Sunday, November 15, families and communities around the world will be remembering the millions who have been killed and seriously injured on our roads, and advocating to stop these preventable tragedies. In this month’s People Behind the Progress, […]

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Talking with Betty Smoot-Madison, Atlanta Department of Transportation, Mobility Director

Betty Smoot-Madison is an urban planner who has worked on community planning and transit-oriented development in the Washington DC suburbs of Prince George’s County, MD, served as the ombudsman for automated enforcement in Baltimore, and is now a director for the Atlanta Department of Transportation. She is leading Atlanta’s work and commitment to Vision Zero […]

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Talking with Uyen Dang, City Traffic Engineer, West Palm Beach, Florida

Uyen Dang oversees the City of West Palm Beach, Florida’s transportation elements, including its Vision Zero work. Uyen is a mom, an engineer, a children’s book author and a National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Leadership Fellow. In this People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Uyen about her leadership in West Palm Beach’s […]

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Talking with Offer Grembek, Transportation Researcher, about Safe Systems & Speed

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Dr. Offer Grembek, about modernizing speed setting practices and monitoring the frequency and types of crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offer is the co-director of the University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and co-chairs the Transportation Research Board Global Road Safety […]

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Talking with San Antonio City Councilmember Shirley Gonzales

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we are talking with Councilmember Shirley Gonzales, who led the way to establishing the first Vision Zero community in the state of Texas in 2015. She recognized the urgency, given that the traffic fatality rate in San Antonio is three times as high as that in New York […]

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Webinar Recap: Words Matter: Effective Vision Zero Messaging

One of the barriers to changing hearts and minds – and, ultimately, street designs and policies – around safe mobility stems from the ways we traditionally conceptualize and communicate about the topic. The good news is that we can overcome those barriers. To find out tips on how, we featured a savvy communicator in our May 5, 2020 webinar, Words Matter: Effective Vision Zero Messaging.

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Talking with Barb Chamberlain of Washington State Department of Transportation

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Barb Chamberlain, the Director of Washington State Department of Transportation’s Active Transportation Division. Barb has an impressive background in advocacy, communications, and was the youngest woman ever elected to the Idaho state legislature. If you want to learn even more from Barb – join us […]

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Talking with Jill Locantore of the Denver Streets Partnership

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Jill Locantore, the Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership and a leader in Denver’s Vision Zero movement. In our conversation we’ll talk about the work of the Denver Streets Partnership – ranging from pop-up traffic calming pilot projects as a way to reimagine car-centric […]

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Talking with Angela M. Berry, P.E. of Charlotte, NC

With a population of almost 900,000 people and growing at a rate of ~50 people per day, Charlotte, NC is a promising up-and-coming Vision Zero city. Angela M. Berry is the Traffic Safety and Vision Zero Manager at the Charlotte Department of Transportation. As a Professional Engineer, Angela designs and implements transportation projects and heads […]