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August 8, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Note we have a resource, Prioritizing Health Equity in Vision Zero Planning, outlining more actionable steps to integrate equity priorities in Vision Zero planning, decision-making, strategies, investments and more.  With growing focus on Vision Zero – safe mobility for all people – there is an important opportunity to align the goals of roadway safety with […]

July 27, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Planning Starts Now: Safe Streets For People Mark your calendars for November 19, 2023 — World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR). In addition to being a day to honor those killed and injured in roadway crashes, this is also an important day of action for Vision Zero. WDoR unites millions of people […]

June 15, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

The fact that speed is a factor in at least one-third of roadway deaths in the U.S. is well known in traffic safety circles. Yet, for too long, we have made little progress in addressing America’s tragic – and preventable – speed problem.  Why? Part of the reason, we believe, is that we’ve been focusing […]

June 2, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

The first round of federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants shared $800M to advance Vision Zero in areas covering more than a half of the U.S. population. More than 500 communities – local, regional and tribal – are being supported for their roadway safety work as part of the nation’s first-ever commitment […]

May 12, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

When it comes to advancing Vision Zero, data is crucial to set goals and strategies and measure progress to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. One key step is identifying your community’s High Injury Network (HIN) to show where the high numbers of traffic deaths and serious injuries are occurring. This should also help set […]

May 2, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

In developing a Vision Zero Action Plan, the process can be just as important as the product. That’s because moving from commitment to action takes more than words, or even good ideas, written into a plan. Progress takes building buy-in for changing the status quo and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders who understand and […]

May 1, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News

Over the last five years, more than half of fatal crashes in urban areas occurred on roads managed by states, leaving local leaders with little authority to make safety changes. We see this disturbing trend in federal crash data [1], and many of you are likely experiencing it in your communities too.  As more communities […]

April 21, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Interest in Vision Zero is growing across the U.S. and the world. Many are wondering: “Where do we start?” While every community is different, there are some common first steps that we recommend. So, whether you are a mayor, a transportation planner or engineer, or a community advocate, we hope the following list of early […]

March 29, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

What is the Safe System approach and why is it so important to a successful Vision Zero planning effort? These are the questions we asked roadway safety practitioners in our webinar, Building a Safe System Foundation for Your Plan.  We talked to Vision Zero leaders from Tacoma, WA; Philadelphia; and Denver Regional Council of Governments […]

March 27, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

Advancing Vision Zero, Shifting the Paradigm for Safe Mobility The quest for improving roadway safety in the U.S. is a challenge that demands a major collective effort beyond mere dedication, hard work or even more money. And it will take more than declaring commitments to Vision Zero. It will take a real change to the […]

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