Kathleen Ferrier

February 1, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities, Webinars

At its best, Vision Zero has the potential to galvanize a thorough and lasting shift in how we design and use our transportation systems to prioritize the preservation and quality of human life. At its worst, Vision Zero runs the risk of becoming a watered-down slogan that provides only a vague attempt toward real, life-saving […]

January 29, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Philadelphia Demonstrates How to Meet the Community Where it is for Real Life Experience Data When it comes to experience and deep knowledge of how a neighborhood really works, no one knows better than the people who live there. So, while Vision Zero is a data driven approach, it is also important to remember that […]

January 10, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

NYC, SF Decrease Traffic Fatalities by 28%, 41% Respectively Since Launching Vision Zero 2018 started with encouraging news from the nation’s two longest-running Vision Zero programs, New York City and San Francisco, both of which reported significant progress in their efforts to prioritize safe mobility for all. New York City reported a 28% decrease in […]
When it comes to advancing Vision Zero -- the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries -- speed matters most. And as Vision Zero momentum grows across the nation, more cities have been stepping up lead on this critical safety issue of managing speed for safety. Boston, Seattle, Portland, and New York City have […]

November 19, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

From Alexandria to San Antonio to Los Angeles, people across the nation stood in solidarity on Sunday, November 19th to consider the fact that an average 100 people die each day on our nation's streets in preventable crashes and to say "Enough is enough." On the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, more […]
The City of Portland has long been a leader in creative solutions to ensure safe, healthy mobility options. As part of Vision Zero, the city is now developing innovative strategies, founded in the safe systems approach, to tackle the deadly problem of speed. These strategies include working with Oregon Department of Transportation to seek alternatives […]
Dylan Mitchell was a 21-year-old star athlete in San Francisco who was starting a career as an electrician, following in the footsteps of four generations of Mitchells. But on May 23, 2013, Dylan’s career and future were tragically cut short when he was struck and killed by a garbage truck driver while he commuted to […]

November 8, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Lessons from Denver Vision Zero cities across the U.S. have created – or are in the process – of creating Action Plans – to outline specific strategies to get to the goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. Denver is one city to recently release an Action Plan, and we think it has many […]
SAVE THE DATE: World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims 2017 As awareness of the alarming numbers of traffic deaths in the U.S. has spread across the country, so too have events commemorating the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Without a doubt, the majority of these tributes are organized by Vision […]
Demonstrates Safety Over Speed From Boston’s website: Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston. We aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Safe streets and a high quality of […]

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