November 11, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network (415) 269-4170, November 11, 2015 — More than 1.2 million people lose their lives each year in traffic crashes across the globe – including more than 33,000 in America. This Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic […]

November 5, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Blog by Leah Shahum and Alex Stone On November 15, Kristi Finney-Dunn will post a nearly life-size silhouette of her son, Dustin (pictured right), at the spot where he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Four years ago, Dustin was simply bicycling home in Portland, Ore. when his life was tragically cut short […]

October 21, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Chelsea Norman was 24 years old when she was hit and killed by a driver as she was biking home from work in Houston. She had a dream to open a wine and dessert shop. Pui Fong Yim Lee was 78 years old when she was struck and killed by a driver while walking in […]

September 9, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

The Vision Zero Network applauds the United States Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking, issued today, to address major public health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as inequitable access to safe walking conditions among America’s diverse communities. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and […]

August 11, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Last month, Amy Cohen stood at a podium in front of a thousand New York City residents brought together by unspeakable tragedy — but mobilized by great opportunity. “This is our city,” Cohen told the massive crowd at the July 14 rally in Union Square. “This is happening on our streets. And it is our […]

June 22, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

City Leaders: No Loss of Life Acceptable on our Streets Signaling a powerful shift for urban transportation safety, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today passed a resolution supporting Vision Zero at its annual meeting of more than 270 mayors, held in San Francisco, CA. Recognizing that “traffic fatalities are not inevitable,” the resolution declared […]

June 18, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN International, News

Leadership. Livability. Ethical. Smart technology. I was encouraged to hear these words repeated often during the recent international conference on Vision Zero. And, I was surprised -- and encouraged -- by how often they were paired with a concentrated focus on cities, and walking and bicycling. Last week, I was thrilled to be among the […]

June 4, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN International, News

From the moment that Vision Zero began capturing attention in American cities, we’ve heard many admiring references to its success in Europe, particularly in its birthplace of Sweden. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to research those experiences and their lessons for the growing number of American communities working to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious […]

May 11, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

For San Jose, Vision Zero isn’t so much an innovative import, as it is a means to articulate and accelerate local success. Last week, the California city committed to a goal of zero fatalities, and if you ask Hans Larsen, the city’s Director of Transportation, San Jose isn’t just following the trend. They’re bending the […]

April 15, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

In the waning moments of 2013, as many Bay Area revelers prepared to ring in the New Year, six-year-old Sofia Liu was struck and killed by an Uber while crossing the street in San Francisco. It marked the end of a particularly fatal year for bicyclists and pedestrians — and the start of a mobilization […]

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