The City of Portland has long been a leader in creative solutions to ensure safe, healthy mobility options. As part of Vision Zero, the city is now developing innovativestrategies, founded in the safe systems approach, to tackle the deadly problem of speed. These strategies include working with Oregon Department of Transportation to seek alternatives to […]
Dylan Mitchell was a 21-year-old star athlete in San Francisco who was starting a career as an electrician, following in the footsteps of four generations of Mitchells. But on May 23, 2013, Dylan’s career and future were tragically cut short when he was struck and killed by a garbage truck driver while he commuted to […]
Lessons from Denver Vision Zero cities across the U.S. have created – or are in the process – of creating Action Plans – to outline specific strategies to get to the goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. Denver is one city to recently release an Action Plan, and we think it has many […]
SAVE THE DATE: World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims 2017 As awareness of the alarming numbers of traffic deaths in the U.S. has spread across the country, so too have events commemorating the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Without a doubt, the majority of these tributes are organized by Vision […]
Demonstrates Safety Over Speed From Boston’s website: Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston. We aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Safe streets and a high quality of […]
Fremont, California, an early-adopter to Vision Zero in the U.S., has a lot in common with other Vision Zero cities, but it’s not the population. It’s a medium-sized, Silicon Valley city – population of 230,000 – with a relatively small budget. Yet, leadership in this city has re-evaluated projects and programs through a Vision Zero lens and demonstrated success in a short period of time.
A Case Study on Prioritizing Interdepartmental Coordination & Accountability Vision Zero infrastructure and policy changes don’t just happen in a vacuum. It all starts with internal commitment, leadership and clear accountability to prioritize safety. Our new case study shares in-depth tips on the importance of planning and coordinating among diverse stakeholders to ensure successful actions, measure […]
Vision Zero cities laud call for action to save 10,000 lives annually We commend the work of the National Transportation Safety Board in issuing recommendations to dramatically reduce speed-related deaths and injuries and urgently raise public understanding of the deadly toll this under-addressed problem is taking nationwide. Read the full press release from Vision Zero Network […]
The success of Vision Zero hinges on creating safe travel for all. This entails involving people who use our streets, sidewalks, and bikeways and, particularly, those who are most impacted by safety problems. While Vision Zero encourages cities to make the most of data to prioritize resources and win support to address the most urgent […]
As we look to measure the progress of Vision Zero, we realize that we cannot wait to only count the progress on the long-term goal of reducing traffic deaths, but also in the progress made on individual projects and programs aimed toward safety. Cities such as Seattle, Washington and New York City, highlighted in this story, are showing success in their project-focused efforts. That is, after one year of project implementation, they are demonstrating reductions in vehicle speeds, crashes, serious injuries, and traffic deaths.