Leah Shahum

November 3, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Managing speeds is a critical – if not the critical – strategy to advance Vision Zero. Recognizing this, communities are looking for ways to more rapidly pilot and implement effective actions to reduce speeds. And, fortunately, funding – including from the new federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program – is increasingly […]

July 27, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Planning Starts Now: Safe Streets For People Mark your calendars for November 19, 2023 — World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR). In addition to being a day to honor those killed and injured in roadway crashes, this is also an important day of action for Vision Zero. WDoR unites millions of people […]

June 2, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

The first round of federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants shared $800M to advance Vision Zero in areas covering more than a half of the U.S. population. More than 500 communities – local, regional and tribal – are being supported for their roadway safety work as part of the nation’s first-ever commitment […]

February 8, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

If yours is like most cities in the U.S., you’ve got a speed problem. Not just a speeding problem, in which people are breaking the law by driving above the posted limit, but also, just as importantly, a speed problem, in which street- and vehicle-design and the way speeds are set actually encourage higher, less […]

February 3, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

The Vision Zero Network applauds the Biden-Harris Administration for recognizing and acting on the nation’s mounting – and fixable – roadway safety crisis. Unlike the majority of developed nations where traffic fatality rates have declined, roadway deaths in the U.S. are increasing, reaching a 16-year high in 2021 and disproportionately harming people walking and biking and people of color.

January 31, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Transportation Secretary Appeals to Local Leaders in Preventing Roadway Tragedies Hundreds of mayors from across the nation heard a strong and clear message from U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg – one that we hope they will take to heart and to their streets back home: Mayors have an indispensable role in addressing the devastating – […]

January 30, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Not all Vision Zero, or roadway safety efforts, are created equal. Sometimes, unfortunately, the “walk” falls short of the “talk” amongst those committing to Vision Zero. Who’s on the right track and who could use a course correction? Read about what we consider some of the bright spots – and disappointments – in today’s Vision […]

December 5, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

An increasing number of communities in the U.S. are leaning into the Safe System approach, which is fundamental to making Vision Zero progress. With much-needed, new federal funding dedicated to Vision Zero planning and implementation and higher-level federal commitment, now is the time to make sure your community’s foundational work toward safe mobility for all […]

November 1, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

More people – sons, daughters, grandparents, friends – were hit and killed while walking in the U.S. in 2021 than at any time in the past 40 years. Overall, roadway deaths reached a 16-year-high in 2021 in this nation. So far, 2022 is on the same tragic pace. But it doesn’t have to be this […]

September 15, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Q&A with Our New Project Associate Please join us in welcoming Odion Ovbiagele to the Vision Zero Network team as Project Associate. Odion has been drawn to the intersection of safe mobility, racial equity and public health and will bring her passion to our Vision Zero work. In her role as Project Associate, Odion will […]
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