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 […]
Betty Smoot-Madison is an urban planner who has worked on community planning and transit-oriented development in the Washington DC suburbs of Prince George’s County, MD, served as the ombudsman for automated enforcement in Baltimore, and is now a director for the Atlanta Department of Transportation. She is leading Atlanta’s work and commitment to Vision Zero […]
The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on August 5, 2020 featuring Don Kostelec, a planner and advocate in transportation safety, health, and traffic engineering. There’s a lot of talk about “culture change” in the world of traffic safety. Oftentimes, people refer to changing the culture of the general public – the […]
Uyen Dang oversees the City of West Palm Beach, Florida’s transportation elements, including its Vision Zero work. Uyen is a mom, an engineer, a children’s book author and a National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Leadership Fellow. In this People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Uyen about her leadership in West Palm Beach’s […]
The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on June 30, 2020 featuring Dr. Kelcie Ralph, assistant professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, sharing new research on distracted walking, which she conducted along with her colleague Ian Girardeau. While acknowledging that people do, at times, walk […]
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 […]
For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Dr. Offer Grembek, about modernizing speed setting practices and monitoring the frequency and types of crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offer is the co-director of the University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and co-chairs the Transportation Research Board Global Road Safety […]
The Vision Zero Network expresses our support for and commitment to act on the growing calls to dismantle anti-Black and racist systems in our country, including institutional racism within law enforcement.
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.
Vision Zero Network was pleased to team with Ford Safety Insights program on a webinar highlighting new solutions helping transportation practitioners transition safety planning and analysis from a reactive to proactive approach. Employing a data-driven approach using a tool like Safety Insights can help save communities time, money and, most importantly, lives. Cal Coplai, an […]