San Francisco Raises the Notch for Vision Zero in New Action Strategy: Aiming for Transformative Change

What’s next for Vision Zero? We hope that communities look to San Francisco for inspiration as the nation’s second-longest running Vision Zero program releases its updated Action Strategy. At the Vision Zero Network, we see a lot to like in its approach. San Francisco’s Vision Zero Action Strategy (its third version since making the VZ […]

Time for Feds, States to Get Serious About Speed Management (or, at least, step out of the way of progress)

While there are many ways to make streets safer, managing speed must be at the top of the list for communities truly committed to Vision Zero — safety for all road users. Unsafe speeds cause an estimated 10,000 deaths a year in the U.S., an impact that extends well beyond those killed to the tens […]

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 […]