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Talking with Christian Steward, a Denver Community Connector

Christian Steward is a community leader in Denver, Colorado. He is also a “Community Connector” working for Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure. In this conversation, Christian shares more about what meaningful engagement looks like in practice and how it strengthens work toward Vision Zero. If you are reading this blog, you likely know community engagement […]

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Talking with Toks Omishakin, Director of the California Department of Transportation, about integrating equity and Safe Systems

When we learned that the biggest state in the nation is making an explicit “pivot” to the Safe Systems approach, which underpins Vision Zero, we couldn’t wait to learn more, so we reached out to Toks Omishakin, the Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), who is leading the charge. Prior to his Caltrans […]

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Webinar Recap: Introducing Vision Zero Road Safety to Local Fleets

Professional drivers can be powerful forces in achieving Vision Zero. Vision Zero requires the commitment of all parts of society and achieving it — eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries — depends on full participation. The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads (TSR) convened a conversation with city and business leaders about ways […]

State & Local Coordination to Advance Vision Zero: New Federal Report Highlights Strategies

Anyone working on traffic safety efforts – whether at the local, regional, State, or Federal level – knows that coordination between the various levels can be challenging. Even when agencies share the same overarching goal of safety, their policies, practices, and communications may not always align. We are pleased to showcase a helpful resource released […]

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Webinar Recap: Integrating Fleet Safety in Your Vision Zero Program

The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads convened international experts for an interactive discussion on integrating fleet safety in Vision Zero programs. We were joined by Alex Epstein with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center, Peter Binham of Transportation for London, and Keith Kerman, New York City Chief Fleet Officer. Cities […]

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Reflecting on lessons learned and working to advance justice and equity in Vision Zero

Here at the Vision Zero Network, we have been thinking a lot about transformative change in America’s approach toward safe mobility. Given the nation’s history of racial injustices and ongoing systemic racism, transportation safety work must confront and correct over-emphasis on police enforcement. We need a paradigm shift that starts with acknowledging past wrongs and […]

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Talking with Juan Martinez, Senior Advisor for State Legislative Affairs in New York City

Juan Martinez has been part of groundbreaking campaigns to adopt Vision Zero, pass state legislation to lower speed limits and use automated speed enforcement (ASE). We’re fortunate to have him as a member of our Vision Zero Network Advisory Committee. We asked Juan what lessons he learned as an early Vision Zero champion, and what […]