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June 9, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

New promises for stepped-up commitment to roadway safety solutions made by the Administration, as part of its National Roadway Safety Strategy released at the start of the year, are now being put to the test. Yesterday (June 8, 2022) marked the last day of the public comment period for the much-anticipated update of the federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which drew significant scrutiny from people across the nation.

January 27, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

Vision Zero Network Statement on New National Roadway Safety Strategy Safety advocates are praising the new National Roadway Safety Strategy, calling it a significant step forward to stem and reverse a troubling upturn in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The new Strategy, released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), sets a first-ever …

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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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Save the Date: November 21, 2021 is World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
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July 27, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 27, 2021 Media contacts:Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets, amy@familiesforsafestreets.org, 646-581-4232  Congress Considers Confronting Traffic Safety Epidemic with Commitment to Vision Zero  In the face of a worsening safety crisis on our roads, community members across the country applauded the introduction today of a bicameral Congressional …

Media Advisory: Resolution for Zero Traffic Deaths Introduced in Congress Read More »

March 4, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:  Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets, amy@familiesforsafestreets.org, 646-581-4232  Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action  New Report Estimates 2020 Traffic Deaths Hit 13-Year High; Spike in Rate of Roadway Deaths Highest in 96 Years  March 4, 2021 — Advocates for safe …

Media Advisory: Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase
in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action
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December 15, 2020 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

In early December 2020, the Vision Zero Network shared the following recommendations and Vision Zero priorities with the Biden-Harris Transportation Transition Team. As background, more than 45 communities in the U.S. have committed to Vision Zero in the past six years, joining a growing international movement recognizing the need for a paradigm shift in transportation …

Recommendations to the Administration: Vision Zero Priorities for Safe Mobility for All Read More »

November 10, 2020 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

November 15th: Day of Action to End Safety Epidemic FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network info@visionzeronetwork.org WHAT: On this annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, communities across the nation and globe are organizing  in-person and virtual events calling to end the epidemic of traffic violence. More than 25 …

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June 8, 2020 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

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. 

February 27, 2020 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Global Lessons, International, News, Press, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

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.

February 6, 2020 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press, Safety Over Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Director, Vision Zero Network leah@visionzeronetwork.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 …

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