Vision Zero Network is Hiring

We are thrilled to announce an opportunity to join the Vision Zero Network team. We are seeking a full-time Program Manager to be an integral part of our work advancing a transformative, societal shift for safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all.  A focus of the position will be advancing racial and social justice priorities […]

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Addressing Unjust Financial Penalties in Traffic Safety, Vision Zero

by Nora Hanak Along with troubling racial disparities evident in law enforcement, including traffic stops, many are increasingly recognizing the economic inequities that are often a collateral consequence of traditional traffic safety efforts. It’s clear that the criminal justice system and related financial penalties associated with traffic citations disproportionately harm people of color and people […]

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Pivoting to the Safe Systems Approach:
How Federal, State & Local Leaders
Can Advance Vision Zero

As interest in and support for Vision Zero grow across the U.S., it is an important time to make sure we’re clear on what Vision Zero really is. And what it is not. Vision Zero is not a slogan. Not a tagline. Not just a “program.” It is — as described below by Federal, State […]

This Valentine’s Day, Loved Ones Lead Call for #ZeroTrafficDeaths

by Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets Andre, age 8, was killed in 2002 when his mother’s sport utility vehicle overturned after her car was struck by a reckless driver. Andre was catapulted out of the car and onto the pavement of a Queens, NY highway. After his death, his parents moved to Long Island, […]

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Webinar Recap: Understanding & Addressing Transportation Equity in Latino Communities in the U.S.

by Nora Hanak We were pleased to host a conversation in November 2020 aimed at better understanding and addressing transportation equity in Latino Communities in the U.S. Our knowledgeable and engaging presenters were Amanda Merck, of Salud America!, the Latino health equity promotion program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San […]

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Webinar Recap: How MPOs Can Lead on Vision Zero & Equitable Mobility

By Nora Hanak We are encouraged to see that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are increasingly recognizing their roles in the critical work of safety and equity in their mobility efforts. In our September 24th webinar, “How MPOs Can Lead on Vision Zero & Equitable Mobility” (linked below), we were pleased to learn from Lake McTighe, […]

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Webinar Recap: How Federal Legislation May Support Your Vision Zero Efforts

By Nora Hanak The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on September 15, 2020, exploring how federal legislation could shape up to boost Vision Zero efforts. While local Vision Zero work may seem distant from legislative action in Washington D.C., we feel cautiously optimistic about some promising transportation developments unfolding at the […]

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Webinar Recap: Restorative Justice Strategies for Safe Streets

By Nora Hanak The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on August 18, 2020 to share an innovative approach to driving-related offenses that seeks to increase awareness and meaningful accountability amongst dangerous drivers, rather than focusing on punishment, fines or fees. This is part of our commitment to support and promote alternatives […]

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Part 2: Saving Lives Beyond 2020: An Inside Perspective from a Global Road Safety Expert

I was fortunate to be a member of the Academic Expert Group (AEG) convened by the Swedish Transport Administration to inform the Third Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety.   It was a pleasure to work with people I have admired for years and participate in their discussions about what has worked over the past decade and how we can build on that experience in the coming decade.