April 15, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

In the waning moments of 2013, as many Bay Area revelers prepared to ring in the New Year, six-year-old Sofia Liu was struck and killed by an Uber while crossing the street in San Francisco. It marked the end of a particularly fatal year for bicyclists and pedestrians — and the start of a mobilization […]

April 14, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

The Mayor of Seattle knows firsthand the trauma of unsafe streets. When Ed Murray was 14 years old, he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on his paper route. The result: An extended hospital stay and six months of recovery before he could walk again. Earlier this year, he set a new […]

April 13, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

It was just before noon on a sunny Valentine’s Day in Portland, Ore., when Yan Huang and her husband Zhi Hu were struck by a pickup truck while crossing Southeast Division Street. When police and paramedics arrived moments later, Huang, 78, was already dead — and Hu, 80, was rushed to the hospital. That wasn’t […]

April 13, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN International, News

Recognizing the devastating scale of road traffic injuries as a global public health and development concern, in 2010 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this a Decade of Action for Road Safety. That year alone saw 1.24 million people killed on the world’s roads. The UN’s goal: To stem the epidemic and reverse the rising […]

April 13, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, (415) 269-4170, Kyra Nead, Kaiser Permanente, (510) 504-5048, Click here to download the launch release April 13, 2015 — In response to growing urgency to reverse the troubling trends on our streets and sidewalks — someone is killed while walking in America every […]

April 10, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

The doctors came over to us and had to explain they had been working on Ally for half an hour and had to stop. They were pumping her heart and it wouldn’t start… We’re not the same people. What’s so difficult is that this was preventable. - Mother of Allison Liao, 3, struck by a […]

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