Communities Stand Together for Safety, Vision Zero

by Melissa Balmer November 22, 2016 in News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

We are so pleased to witness the growing number of people that came together on Sunday, November 20th to participate in the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Not only are the number of communities participating growing, but we are also seeing greater diversity of organizations collaborating and even more creativity in memorializing those affected and working together for change. Bravo to the many community members and city leaders across the country who stepped forward to elevate the importance of this preventable health crisis taking 100 lives each day in this country.

The Vision Zero Network also helped bring greater attention and urgency to the problem of speeding, which is a factor in nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities. In collaboration with the National Coalition for Safer Roads, we created an interactive national Speed Fatality Map, which highlights the 59,374 speed-related fatalities that occurred in the U.S. between 2010-2015. Through its search function, the map allows viewers to find out how many speed fatalities occurred in a particular city, all the way down to the actual street location.

We urge community leaders to commit to ways they can prioritize safety over speed and advance Vision Zero and safe mobility for all. Read more on strategies to manage speed.

And we hope you’ll be inspired by the many activities and voices participating in this year’s World Day of Remembrance (#WDR2016), some of which are shared here:

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