At its best, Vision Zero has the potential to galvanize a thorough and lasting shift in how we design and use our transportation systems to prioritize the preservation and quality of human life. At its worst, Vision Zero runs the risk of becoming a watered-down slogan that provides only a vague attempt toward real, life-saving […]
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 innovative strategies, 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 […]
How is Vision Zero working to bring safe mobility for all? What actions are cities taking to enact Vision Zero? This video reviews core principles of Vision Zero and highlights the city of Fremont, California where city leaders have re-evaluated projects and programs through a Vision Zero lens and demonstrated success in a short period […]
A Discussion with the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB released a landmark study in August 2017 underscoring the deadly problem of speed in the U.S. and urging action to save lives. The study serves as a wake-up call for government at all levels, as it identifies a dangerous lack of attention and action toward a […]
In many cities, thousands of taxi and for-hire drivers log millions of miles on our roadways each year. With the increasing number of on-demand car services, these drivers can play a key role in creating safe streets and advancing Vision Zero. In this case study, we explore gains in New York City.
Learn why Vision Zero is different than a traditional traffic engineering approach, and why it’s more than a safety issue but also a social justice, public health, and environment issue. Consider whether it’s an approach appropriate for your community.