Safety Over Speed

March 17, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Safety Over Speed

Anyone working on traffic safety efforts – whether at the local, regional, State, or Federal level – knows that coordination between the various levels can be challenging. Even when agencies share the same overarching goal of safety, their policies, practices, and communications may not always align. We are pleased to showcase a helpful resource released […]

July 13, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Safety Over Speed, Webinars

The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on June 30, 2020 featuring Dr. Kelcie Ralph, assistant professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, sharing new research on distracted walking, which she conducted along with her colleague Ian Girardeau. While acknowledging that people do, at times, walk […]

July 13, 2020 • BY Elliot Miciek • IN News, Safety Over Speed, Webinars

The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on June 18, 2020 featuring promising speed management efforts in Seattle and Minneapolis. Both cities have prioritized safe speeds in their Vision Zero work, recognizing the critical role speed plays in the frequency and severity of crashes. And both are examples of the growing appetite […]
For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Dr. Offer Grembek, about modernizing speed setting practices and monitoring the frequency and types of crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offer is the co-director of the University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and co-chairs the Transportation Research Board Global Road Safety […]

May 7, 2020 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Safety Over Speed, Webinars

One of the barriers to changing hearts and minds – and, ultimately, street designs and policies – around safe mobility stems from the ways we traditionally conceptualize and communicate about the topic. The good news is that we can overcome those barriers. To find out tips on how, we featured a savvy communicator in our May 5, 2020 webinar, Words Matter: Effective Vision Zero Messaging.
For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Barb Chamberlain, the Director of Washington State Department of Transportation’s Active Transportation Division. Barb has an impressive background in advocacy, communications, and was the youngest woman ever elected to the Idaho state legislature. If you want to learn even more from Barb – join us […]

February 18, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Safety Over Speed, Webinars

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 […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Director, Vision Zero Network 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 […]
Drivers Urged to “Slow the Funk Down” Sometimes, the element of surprise can be a tool for safety. That’s what advocates in Denver, Colorado are proving as they send safety messages to drivers using playfulness, creativity...and some beach balls. WalkDenver is thinking outside of the box to encourage drivers to slow down on local streets. […]

February 25, 2019 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, Safety Over Speed, Webinars

  What is one critical strategy to advancing Vision Zero that is often forgotten or ignored? The answer is clear: managing speed for safety. Data and experience show it. As does a compelling new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which we are pleased to feature in our latest webinar “Rethinking Speed […]

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