Tiffany Smith

March 4, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

With increasing urgency, researchers, advocates and practitioners are asking the question: How do we make our roadway safety efforts in the U.S. more effective and equitable? And increasingly, the most promising responses draw inspiration from the strategies used by the public health profession.  While transportation and public health have long shared a symbiotic relationship, unfortunately,  […]

February 6, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

To achieve Vision Zero, we’ve got to recognize and address the disparities in who faces the greatest safety risks on our roadways, sidewalks and bikeways. Today, Black people are killed in crashes at a 30 percent higher rate compared to the white people and those living in low-income communities experience a fatality rate 35 percent […]

January 8, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

Imagine if we depended on each person in the country to figure out their own plan to get clean water to their individual household, rather than investing in a shared filtration and sanitation system to provide safe, clean drinking water to the entire community. Fortunately, wise people have figured this out, and we all benefit. […]

January 3, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

“Why is Vision Zero failing in the U.S.?” It’s the most frequent – and frustrating – question I heard last year. And I get it. Looking at the disturbing data of the past few years, (see below), triggers alarm and dismay. Thinking of the human toll and devastation reflected in these numbers demands answers. In […]

November 21, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

From Portland to Pittsburgh, Louisville to Las Vegas, and Madison to Montgomery County, Maryland, a record-number of people joined forces to call for an end to the tragic and preventable roadway safety crisis across the nation. On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR), more than 75 communities organized rallies, memorial walks […]

October 27, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

In the U.S., BIPOC and low-income communities experience an alarmingly high and disproportionate burden of risk on our roadways. The need for change is urgent. And the opportunity is ripe for policymakers, roadway safety professionals and Vision Zero advocates to address this tragic – and preventable – racial and income gap in safety outcomes. Vision […]

October 3, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

How do we know if we are making progress on Vision Zero goals in a community? What are ways to communicate promising steps that may not be visible to all? How about the challenges that need to be addressed? And, how do we continue to learn and evolve to reach our Vision Zero goals?  These […]

August 8, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

Note we have a resource, Prioritizing Health Equity in Vision Zero Planning, outlining more actionable steps to integrate equity priorities in Vision Zero planning, decision-making, strategies, investments and more.  With growing focus on Vision Zero – safe mobility for all people – there is an important opportunity to align the goals of roadway safety with […]

August 8, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Note we released a new resource, Prioritizing Health Equity in Vision Zero Planning, outlining more actionable steps to integrate equity priorities in Vision Zero planning, decision-making, strategies, investments and more.  With growing focus on Vision Zero – safe mobility for all people – there is an important opportunity to align the goals of roadway safety […]

May 12, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

When it comes to advancing Vision Zero, data is crucial to set goals and strategies and measure progress to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. One key step is identifying your community’s High Injury Network (HIN) to show where the high numbers of traffic deaths and serious injuries are occurring. This should also help set […]

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