Jacob VanSickle heads Bike Cleveland, a nonprofit organization advocating throughout Greater Cleveland for safe streets. The group works to improve policy and infrastructure, and hosts education and outreach programs. In January 2018, Cleveland introduced a resolution to establish a Vision Zero Task Force. In today’s feature, Jacob will tell us why ZERO matters and share […]
From Asheville to Austin, Tampa to Tempe, Denver to DC, a record number of communities across North America mobilized to demand an End Traffic Violence as part of annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
As many Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this month, thousands of others are planning events throughout the county and around the globe to remember those who have been lost in traffic violence that often could have been prevented. On Sunday, November 17, events — both big and small — will be held in honor […]
One of the most promising areas of the burgeoning Vision Zero movement is the power of smarter data analysis to help build greater awareness of and urgency for making our streets safe for all, as well as to focus resources most efficiently and effectively for that change. This smart usage of data – combined with […]
What’s top of mind for hundreds of Vision Zero leaders working across North America? We found out last week at the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities conference. Hosted by Transportation Alternatives in NYC, the two-day event brought together leading advocates, policy and technical experts, elected officials, and industry partners to share lessons learned, look ahead […]
The New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation (DOT) takes Vision Zero seriously, with a focus on redesigning streets for safety, as well as advancing proven policies and leading robust outreach and education efforts citywide. The NYC DOT’s Safety Education and Outreach Division’s 30 staff reach over 600 schools and 150 community centers every year. They do direct work – like distributing 210,000 free helmets to New Yorkers – and strategic work to create lasting safety changes with community input. In today’s People Behind the Progress, we’re going to hear from Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Education and Outreach, about her work on the frontline of Vision Zero.
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 […]
While the Vision Zero Network is focused on advancing efforts in the U.S., we are always excited to look abroad for inspiration and guidance. In our webinar, Vision Zero in London: Reducing Road Danger By Encouraging Active, Sustainable Modes, our colleagues from Transport for London (TfL), which runs the day-to-day operation of London’s public transport […]
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 […]
Vision Zero’s focus to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries entails all parts of the roadway system prioritizing safety. Municipal fleets of vehicles are an important part of this equation, whether they’re used to shovel snow, respond to fires and emergencies or allow city employees to drive on official business. Measuring the operation of these […]