On February 18th, 2020, I was one of over 200 youth delegates from 75 different countries were united in Stockholm, Sweden at the 2nd World Youth Assembly for the sole purpose of achieving Vision Zero.
Here I sit, inside my NYC apartment, mere blocks away from the usually bright lights, steady traffic and uninterrupted action of Times Square. I am dumbfounded by the absence of cars and masses of people. When I dare step outside, I see wide-open, empty avenues (something many of us dream about) and only sporadic passersby, mostly donning gloves, masks and a facial expression of bewilderment and fear.
For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Jill Locantore, the Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership and a leader in Denver’s Vision Zero movement. In our conversation we’ll talk about the work of the Denver Streets Partnership – ranging from pop-up traffic calming pilot projects as a way to reimagine car-centric […]
The Vision Zero Network was honored to host a webinar on March 5, 2020 featuring the promising Vision Zero efforts of West Palm Beach, Florida a community of about 120,000 residents, just north of Miami. Watch the one-hour webinar here. West Palm Beach City Traffic Engineer, Uyen Dang, oversees all elements of the city’s transportation […]
It is deeply troubling to read the U.S. statement and refusal to support the recently developed Stockholm Declaration for Global Road Safety. Sadly, the response disregards well-proven, data-based findings about the most effective ways to prioritize safe mobility on our roadways. It also neglects to acknowledge what people across the nation are asking for in their very own local communities — safe streets, sidewalks, and bikeways offering more options to move about in healthy, sustainable, efficient, and affordable ways.
With a population of almost 900,000 people and growing at a rate of ~50 people per day, Charlotte, NC is a promising up-and-coming Vision Zero city. Angela M. Berry is the Traffic Safety and Vision Zero Manager at the Charlotte Department of Transportation. As a Professional Engineer, Angela designs and implements transportation projects and heads […]
One thing is clear: To make meaningful advances toward Vision Zero and safe mobility for all, we must manage speed for safety. We know a lot already about what works, and we’re learning more as Vision Zero commitment grows worldwide. Now, it’s a matter of political will, community advocacy, and using the strategies that work […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Director, Vision Zero Network firstname.lastname@example.org San Francisco, CA — As momentum grows across the U.S. to overhaul outdated strategies that fail to prioritize safety over speed, the State of California will consider new recommendations to modernize its speed-setting practices as part of an increasing call for change in […]
Big cities aren’t the only entities embracing Vision Zero as a game-changing way to prioritize safe mobility for all. While many of the first communities in the U.S. were, indeed, larger cities, we are also seeing a growing number of smaller and suburban communities who are shifting toward the Safe Systems approach of Vision Zero. […]
With over 1.4 million people, Hillsborough County, Florida is larger than Rhode Island, has a greater population than 12 U.S. states, and, unfortunately, also has one of the highest traffic fatality rates in the country. Beth Alden is the Executive Director of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) serving Tampa and surrounding areas, and she […]