August 8, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

A Q&A with our new Program Manager We’re thrilled to welcome Tiffany Smith to the Vision Zero Network team as our full-time Program Manager, starting August 8, 2022. Tiffany will focus on Vision Zero Network priorities of advancing racial and income equity in our work and safe mobility efforts across the nation, and supporting communities …

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August 3, 2022 | BY Vision Zero Network | IN News

Guest Author: Niko Letunic As communities across the U.S. experience tragic increases in roadway deaths and injuries, more people are recognizing that it does not have to be this way. In fact, we have the tools to redesign public spaces to be less car-dominated and to align with community goals for safety, health, equity and …

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July 26, 2022 | BY Jenn Fox | IN Case Studies, News

Focus on Equity, Results & Accountability As momentum – and federal funding – supporting Vision Zero in the U.S. grow, we must ensure that passion and pledges result in meaningful action and progress toward the goal of safe mobility for all people. Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities helps leaders recognize that Vision Zero is …

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July 8, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Case Studies, News

As the momentum around Vision Zero spreads across the United States, one of the most common questions we hear from interested stakeholders is: What makes a Vision Zero community? We know that achieving the goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries cannot be achieved with a “business as usual” mindset. While Vision Zero does …

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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 21, 2022 | BY Jenn Fox | IN Case Studies, News

Across the country, a growing number of communities are committing to Vision Zero – the goal of zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. Making progress toward this vital goal entails far more than setting a goal, of course; communities must recognize and commit to a fundamental shift in how they think about and act on roadway safety.

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).

June 9, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Press

New promises for stepped-up commitment to roadway safety solutions made by the Administration, as part of its National Roadway Safety Strategy released at the start of the year, are now being put to the test. Yesterday (June 8, 2022) marked the last day of the public comment period for the much-anticipated update of the federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which drew significant scrutiny from people across the nation.

June 1, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

The new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program – open now with a deadline of September 15, 2022 – is a prime opportunity to help your community invest in meaningful Safe System strategies. This competitive grant program, part of the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), encourages local, regional, and tribal entities to apply to this new pot of $1 billion/year directly supporting Vision Zero planning and implementation efforts.

June 1, 2022 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News

The news that 42,915 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2021 – the most since 2005 and a 10.5% increase from the prior year – should shock and sadden us. This predictable and preventable loss should also embolden us to take stronger actions to prioritize safety for all road users.