New National Goal to Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2050 Boosts Local Vision Zero Efforts

Road to Zero Report Offers Strategies to Save Lives Once thought quixotic, the goal of zero traffic deaths — already being pursued in dozens of early-adopting Vision Zero communities in the United States — was embraced today at the national level with the release of a groundbreaking report setting a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities […]

Portland Aims to Tame Speed

A Case Study on Managing Speed for Safety Speed-related fatalities and injuries have reached alarming numbers, with a recent national study finding that more than 10,000 deaths each year in the U.S. are related to speeding. That’s an estimated 27 lives lost each day – children, parents, grandparents, friends – all deaths that could and […]

Vision Zero in 2018: Growing & Measuring a Transformative Vision for Safety

As the number of Vision Zero communities surpasses 30, we commend the advocates and city leaders across the nation who are calling out the truth that traffic deaths are not inevitable and investing in real change — on the streets, in policies, and in funding decisions — to prioritize safety. Heading into a new year, […]

Centering Safety at Metropolitan Planning Organizations

A new resource helping cities and regional agencies collaborate on safety measurement, funding, policy, and planning   The role of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, or MPOs, is receiving increasing attention as more people across the country acknowledge the travesty of preventable loss of lives on our roadways and adopt a Vision Zero approach to eliminate traffic […]

At 20 Years, Vision Zero Inspires Worldwide

I was honored to attend and speak at the International Vision Zero Conference last week, and to join with more than 200 people from dozens of countries to learn about positive trends occurring for the movement in cities across the world. Highlights include a renewed Vision Zero commitment from Sweden, interest in U.S. grassroots strategies, and successful speed reduction in Mexico City among others.