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January 20, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

As we start a new year, it’s understandable to feel discouraged by the appalling trends in traffic safety in our country. Roadway fatalities are increasing at astronomical levels. Many policymakers and media overlook long-standing, systemic safety solutions, leaning too much on soft “education” strategies that tend toward victim-blaming. And the status quo approach to traffic …

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January 20, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

Today’s approach to promoting safe mobility in the U.S. is failing. Traffic deaths are skyrocketing, with a 24% increase in the rate of roadway fatalities in 2020 over 2019. Racially biased traffic stops are exposing unacceptable injustices endemic in policing and transportation systems. Strategies aiming to achieve unachievable perfect behavior on the roads block progress …

It’s Time to Evolve Beyond the Es Approach to Traffic Safety Read More »

November 22, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

In Boston, they laid 4,000 yellow roses on the steps of the State House, representing those killed and seriously injured in crashes in Massachusetts in 2020 and 2021. In St. Paul, they lined candles on the steps of the State Capitol in the shape of “447,” the number of people killed in traffic crashes, so …

Leaders, Communities Call for “Urgent Action” as Traffic Deaths Soar & Families Mourn Preventable Losses Read More »

November 11, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

Nov. 15-21: Contact Your Members of Congress We need your help to win support for the first-ever national commitment to and plan for Vision Zero — zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. In the lead-up to World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November. 21, 2021 and in light …

It’s Advocacy Week — Zero Traffic Deaths Nationally Read More »

November 4, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

Actions Planned Across U.S. as Traffic Deaths Increase Record Levels         World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Sunday, November 21, 2021 – is taking on extra urgency as the number of people dying and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes in the U.S.  is rising at an alarming rate.  …

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November 1, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, Webinars

On October 28, 2021, we explored steps Vision Zero cities are taking to question and re-envision the role of enforcement in traffic safety. We were joined by Marlon Marion, Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Portland Police Bureau; Clay Veka, of the Portland Bureau of Transportation; Juan Martinez, who works on transportation and infrastructure in …

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November 1, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, People Behind the Progress, Zero Traffic Deaths

Triny Willerton is a mom of five, a wife, a musician, and a cyclist. Three years ago, she was struck from behind by a driver with a truck while biking on the streets of Boulder, Colorado, where she lives. She sustained 12 fractures and a punctured lung in the crash. Today, Triny is working to …

Talking with Triny Willerton: Athlete, Mother and Advocate Read More »

October 6, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Webinars

To some, a future with autonomous vehicles (AV) is a promising path to safe streets. To others, it’s a worrisome combination of new and ongoing safety problems. And for most, there are a lot of questions. That’s why we hosted the September 22 webinar – Exploring the Future of Autonomous Driving & Vision Zero. We …

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October 5, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, Webinars

We were pleased that so many people joined us on September 29th, 2021 to re-think the role of enforcement in traffic safety work. Our goal at Vision Zero Network in facilitating this conversation and other related work is to better understand and help change the racist systems we are working within. We invite you to …

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September 27, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WHAT: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – Sunday, November 21, 2021 – is taking on extra urgency as the number of people dying and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes in the U.S.  is rising at an alarming rate. In 2020, 42,060 people died in motor vehicle crashes – …

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