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February 24, 2016 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

While every city is unique in so many ways, when it comes to traffic safety, communities as diverse as Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles actually have a lot in common. In fact, in the first nine months of the Vision Zero Network, as we’ve worked with people from dozens of cities as diverse as […]

February 11, 2016 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

When her father was killed, even Emily Stein called it an accident. Five years ago, when she was six months pregnant, her father was struck and killed by a motorist who was driving distracted while programming a GPS. Though the cause of her father’s death was so tragically clear, even Stein defaulted to a word […]

January 26, 2016 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Ten U.S. cities have announced their plans to step up efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users by joining the new Vision Zero Focus Cities program, launched by the Vision Zero Network. The 10 Vision Zero Focus Cities include: Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Los Angeles, CA; New York City, NY; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, D.C.

January 21, 2016 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Over the past two years, Vision Zero has helped to focus a long overdue spotlight on traffic crashes and their tragic toll on millions of people across the U.S. At the same time, activists with movements like Black Lives Matter have raised our awareness around another long-standing issue playing out in our streets: policing in […]

January 7, 2016 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Up on Capitol Hill, policymakers in Washington, D.C. often make headlines for too much talk and not enough action. But down at City Hall, local government leaders for the District of Columbia are working collaboratively and taking tangible steps to change business as usual when it comes to street safety. Last month, the District released […]

January 5, 2016 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

As we enter a new year, our resolution for 2016 is simple: continue — and build on — the incredible momentum of 2015. In just two short years, the concept of Vision Zero — eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users — has evolved in the U.S. from an ambitious advocacy appeal […]

December 8, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

There’s certainly no silver bullet to solving the epidemic of traffic violence. In fact, by definition, Vision Zero is a multi-pronged approach to the complex problem of street safety. But one thing is crystal clear: Speed kills. We know that speed is a common factor in traffic fatalities and severe injuries — especially for people […]

December 2, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

In March, when Mayor Marty Walsh committed the City of Boston to Vision Zero, it was a big victory — with a long backstory. And now that the policy is on the books in the state’s most populous metropolis, a coalition of advocates is expanding the narrative to include all of Massachusetts. For years leading up […]

November 19, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

As I walked with more than 100 people in San Francisco’s first-ever commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims, I saw signs of hope. Tragically, we know the commemoration and action of millions worldwide will not bring back the loved ones lost to traffic violence, nor take away the suffering of those […]

November 16, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

On November 15, millions mobilized for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Here in the United States, thousands of advocates took a stand for #VisionZero, calling for an end to traffic violence that takes the lives of more than 1.2 million people each year. We were honored to witness powerful actions from advocates […]

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