For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we are talking with Councilmember Shirley Gonzales, who led the way to establishing the first Vision Zero community in the state of Texas in 2015. She recognized the urgency, given that the traffic fatality rate in San Antonio is three times as high as that in New York […]
We know that leadership is critical to move Vision Zero from the good-idea stage to real action and progress toward the goal of safe mobility for all. A critical window to engage current and prospective leaders in understanding and supporting Vision Zero goals and strategies is — you guessed it! — during elections.
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 […]
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.
Jacob VanSickle heads Bike Cleveland, a nonprofit organization advocating throughout Greater Cleveland for safe streets. The group works to improve policy and infrastructure, and hosts education and outreach programs. In January 2018, Cleveland introduced a resolution to establish a Vision Zero Task Force. In today’s feature, Jacob will tell us why ZERO matters and share […]
From Asheville to Austin, Tampa to Tempe, Denver to DC, a record number of communities across North America mobilized to demand an End Traffic Violence as part of annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
As many Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this month, thousands of others are planning events throughout the county and around the globe to remember those who have been lost in traffic violence that often could have been prevented. On Sunday, November 17, events — both big and small — will be held in honor […]
One of the most promising areas of the burgeoning Vision Zero movement is the power of smarter data analysis to help build greater awareness of and urgency for making our streets safe for all, as well as to focus resources most efficiently and effectively for that change. This smart usage of data – combined with […]
What’s top of mind for hundreds of Vision Zero leaders working across North America? We found out last week at the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities conference. Hosted by Transportation Alternatives in NYC, the two-day event brought together leading advocates, policy and technical experts, elected officials, and industry partners to share lessons learned, look ahead […]
New York City made international headlines earlier this year when traffic fatalities hit the lowest levels in more than a century. Five years into NYC’s adoption of Vision Zero, the statistic was heralded as a sign of Vision Zero progress in the nation’s earliest adopting city. Even as overall traffic fatalities decrease in some communities […]