The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on August 5, 2020 featuring Don Kostelec, a planner and advocate in transportation safety, health, and traffic engineering. There’s a lot of talk about “culture change” in the world of traffic safety. Oftentimes, people refer to changing the culture of the general public – the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The next time someone points to distracted walking as a reason that more pedestrians are being injured and killed, please fact-check and challenge their assumptions — even if that person is a transportation planner or engineer.
An example of pointing the finger of blame at people walking in public “education” campaigns.As pedestrian deaths rise in the United States — by a shocking 35% between 2008 and 2017 — some have been quick to cite distracted walking as a major contributor.
Vision Zero Network was pleased to team with Ford Safety Insights program on a webinar highlighting new solutions helping transportation practitioners transition safety planning and analysis from a reactive to proactive approach. Employing a data-driven approach using a tool like Safety Insights can help save communities time, money and, most importantly, lives. Cal Coplai, an […]
In this webinar, the Vision Zero Network was pleased to welcome back Jessica Truong, of the international Towards Zero Foundation based in London, and formerly with the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, Australia. A few weeks before this, Truong led an informative presentation about the principles of Safe Systems, which underlie Vision Zero. (You can […]
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.
In this informative one-hour webinar, learn about the principles of Safe Systems, which underlies Vision Zero. Hear from Jessica Truong, of the international Towards Zero Foundation based in London, and formerly with the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, Australia. Whatever stage your community is at, it’s important to understand that Vision Zero is not a […]
We convened U.S. road safety leaders to discuss their key takeaways after attending the recent Global Road Safety Conference in early February in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Vision Zero Network was honored to host a webinar on March 5, 2020 featuring the promising Vision Zero efforts of West Palm Beach, Florida a community of about 120,000 residents, just north of Miami. Watch the one-hour webinar here. West Palm Beach City Traffic Engineer, Uyen Dang, oversees all elements of the city’s transportation […]