November 10, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Too often, severe traffic crashes are seen as distinct tragedies that happen independently of each other. However, the reality is that these tragedies share common traits, are predictable, and can be prevented. The traffic deaths and serious injuries we hear about every day are largely the results of the current systems that normalize crashes and …

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June 30, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Vision Zero is more than a goal, more than a tagline, more than even just a program. It is a fundamental shift in how we approach roadway safety. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) commitment to zero roadway deaths nationally and its shift to a Safe System approach, which underpins Vision Zero, we …

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June 14, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

As we wrote recently, states need to up the ante for roadway safety. Nowhere is bolder, more effective safety action needed – and possible – than at the state level. It is time for changes to the status quo in all 50 states, whose leaders have outsized influence on what happens – or does not happen – for safety on our roadways, sidewalks and bikeways. Our June 7, 2022 webinar, shared examples of states taking on this challenge – including Massachusetts and Colorado – and opportunities for much more progress on the safety front, especially given increased funding from the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and stepped-up safety leadership at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

May 17, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

In the third event in our series “Acting with Urgency,” we focused on the need to up the advocacy on another key component in advancing Vision Zero – safer vehicles. We shed light on what a big portion of today’s roadway safety risks are related to vehicles and underscored existing strategies to improve vehicle designs, …

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May 2, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

It’s worth paying special attention to the first in the list of core elements in the new National Roadway Safety Strategy, released in early 2022 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). Along with the other core elements of the Safe System approach – Safer Roads, Vehicles, Speeds and Post-Crash Care – the description …

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April 29, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

You understand the basics of Vision Zero and how its Safe System foundation differ from the traditional approach to roadway safety … so, what’s next? Find out in our Vision Zero 201 session – a 1-hour overview that moves beyond the basics and highlights the next-level, transformational changes needed to make meaningful and lasting roadway …

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April 5, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Vision Zero is more than a goal. It’s more than a tagline. It’s more than a new program. When done well, Vision Zero is a paradigm shift in how we think about and act for safe mobility for all people. In this 1-hour webinar recording, we cover the basics of Vision Zero 101, including: The …

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March 9, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

While it’s a major step forward to have a (first-ever!) national commitment to zero roadway fatalities, we know the path to zero will require serious work and willingness to change a stubborn status quo.  We brought together some of the leaders we admire most for an honest and energizing conversation about “What’s Next?” on the …

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November 1, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

On October 28, 2021, we explored steps Vision Zero cities are taking to question and re-envision the role of enforcement in traffic safety. We were joined by Marlon Marion, Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Portland Police Bureau; Clay Veka, of the Portland Bureau of Transportation; Juan Martinez, who works on transportation and infrastructure in …

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October 6, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

To some, a future with autonomous vehicles (AV) is a promising path to safe streets. To others, it’s a worrisome combination of new and ongoing safety problems. And for most, there are a lot of questions. That’s why we hosted the September 22 webinar – Exploring the Future of Autonomous Driving & Vision Zero. We …

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