Jenn Fox

December 28, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News

In case you missed it, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the 11th edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, known as the MUTCD. The manual, last updated in 2009, is the national standard for traffic signs and the most influential transportation publication in the United States. Wonky-sounding? Yes, […]

November 30, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News

Local, regional and tribal communities in the U.S. are committing to Vision Zero at record numbers. And, the national Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and stepped-up federal strategies are bringing more funding and attention to safe infrastructure and public transportation. While this is encouraging, we need states to align their policies and funding decisions. Without state level […]

June 15, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

The fact that speed is a factor in at least one-third of roadway deaths in the U.S. is well known in traffic safety circles. Yet, for too long, we have made little progress in addressing America’s tragic – and preventable – speed problem.  Why? Part of the reason, we believe, is that we’ve been focusing […]

May 1, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News

Over the last five years, more than half of fatal crashes in urban areas occurred on roads managed by states, leaving local leaders with little authority to make safety changes. We see this disturbing trend in federal crash data [1], and many of you are likely experiencing it in your communities too.  As more communities […]

April 21, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Interest in Vision Zero is growing across the U.S. and the world. Many are wondering: “Where do we start?” While every community is different, there are some common first steps that we recommend. So, whether you are a mayor, a transportation planner or engineer, or a community advocate, we hope the following list of early […]

July 26, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Focus on Equity, Results & Accountability As momentum – and federal funding – supporting Vision Zero in the U.S. grow, we must ensure that passion and pledges result in meaningful action and progress toward the goal of safe mobility for all people. Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities helps leaders recognize that Vision Zero is […]

June 21, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Across the country, a growing number of communities are committing to Vision Zero – the goal of zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. Making progress toward this vital goal entails far more than setting a goal, of course; communities must recognize and commit to a fundamental shift in how they think about and act on roadway safety.

June 14, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

As we wrote recently, states need to up the ante for roadway safety. Nowhere is bolder, more effective safety action needed – and possible – than at the state level. It is time for changes to the status quo in all 50 states, whose leaders have outsized influence on what happens – or does not happen – for safety on our roadways, sidewalks and bikeways. Our June 7, 2022 webinar, shared examples of states taking on this challenge – including Massachusetts and Colorado – and opportunities for much more progress on the safety front, especially given increased funding from the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and stepped-up safety leadership at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

June 1, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News

The news that 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2021 – the most since 2005 and a 10.5% increase from the prior year – should shock and sadden us. This predictable and preventable loss should also embolden us to take stronger actions to prioritize safety for all road users.

November 1, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

On October 28, 2021, we explored steps Vision Zero cities are taking to question and re-envision the role of enforcement in traffic safety. We were joined by Marlon Marion, Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Portland Police Bureau; Clay Veka, of the Portland Bureau of Transportation; Juan Martinez, who works on transportation and infrastructure in […]

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