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Webinar Recap: Cities Managing Speed for Safety: Learning from Seattle and Minneapolis

The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on June 18, 2020 featuring promising speed management efforts in Seattle and Minneapolis. Both cities have prioritized safe speeds in their Vision Zero work, recognizing the critical role speed plays in the frequency and severity of crashes. And both are examples of the growing appetite […]

“Distracted Pedestrians”: Distracting from the Real Issues

The next time someone points to distracted walking as a reason that more pedestrians are being injured and killed, please fact-check and challenge their assumptions — even if that person is a transportation planner or engineer.

An example of pointing the finger of blame at people walking in public “education” campaigns.As pedestrian deaths rise in the United States — by a shocking 35% between 2008 and 2017 — some have been quick to cite distracted walking as a major contributor.