How Cities are Responding to Recent Spate of Bicyclists and Pedestrian Fatalities

New York City made international headlines earlier this year when traffic fatalities hit the lowest levels in more than a century. Five years into NYC’s adoption of Vision Zero, the statistic was heralded as a sign of Vision Zero progress in the nation’s earliest adopting city. Even as overall traffic fatalities decrease in some communities […]

Vision Zero Growing in the South

If you look at our map of Vision Zero communities, you’ll notice a lot clustered around the east and west coasts in mostly urban communities. This has fostered a misimpression that Vision Zero is a big-city-only approach limited to the “usual suspects.” But, increasingly, more and more communities in southern states including Georgia, Florida, North […]

Linking Transportation & Health Systems: Pioneering Collaborative is Model for Vision Zero

Access to comprehensive and accurate data is critical to Vision Zero success. Addressing the public health crisis of nearly 40,000 preventable traffic fatalities annually in this country requires a comprehensive understanding of the who, what, where, when and why of this tragic toll. While data collected from police reports helps answer some questions, it doesn’t […]

United Nations Launches New Initiative to Reduce Road Crashes

When discussing Vision Zero, we often note the grim statistic of 40,000 annual traffic fatalities in the US. But, on a global scale, a startling 1.35 million people die in traffic crashes each year, according to the World Health Organization. The United Nations (U.N.) is stepping up its attention to this worldwide crisis, including road […]

Webinar Recap: Core Elements Build Confidence in Solid Vision Zero Efforts

If you’re looking for a benchmark to measure the quality and substance of Vision Zero policies and approaches in your community, spend some time reading through our Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities and watching our Core Elements webinar, co-hosted with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The 10 Core Elements identify the most impactful […]

Webinar recap: Safety & Systems for Vision Zero–Putting Theory Into Practice

Safe Systems is a key difference between Vision Zero and a traditional approach to traffic safety. Yet, we acknowledge that a “systems-based approach” can sound like esoteric jargon that does not translate easily to action or motivation for those on the ground working to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in their communities. In this December […]

Is Your City Ready to Manage Speed for Safety? Opportunity for Support, Deadline December 28

Thanks to a grant from the Road to Zero Coalition, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Vision Zero Network are bringing speed management training to two communities around the U.S. Expressions of interest are now being accepted from local communities seeking to participate in a 1-day training workshop designed to help develop and sustain […]

Cities Can Look to Boston, IIHS for Inspiration to Reduce Speed Limits

We are seeing a growing number of local communities recognize that their speed limits are set too high, sending the wrong message and encouraging less-than-safe behaviors. And fortunately, more and more of these communities are stepping up to attempt to change their speed limits to prioritize safety over speed. But, we know the process is […]

World Day of Remembrance 2018

First We Remember, Next We Organize for Change, Safety Thousands of people across the nation gathered Sunday, November 18 at vigils, memorial walks and rallies as part of the annual International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR2018). From Austin to San Jose to Chicago to Jersey City, those who led solemn sermons, […]

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018: Day of Action Calls Attention to Preventable Traffic Deaths Worldwide

For Immediate Release: Communities Across U.S., Globe Organize for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Media Contacts: Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Director, Vision Zero Network, veronica@visionzeronetwork.org Leah Shahum, Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org November 15, 2018 – More than 1.3 million people are killed worldwide each year in traffic crashes, according […]