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 […]

April 14, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

The Mayor of Seattle knows firsthand the trauma of unsafe streets. When Ed Murray was 14 years old, he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on his paper route. The result: An extended hospital stay and six months of recovery before he could walk again. Earlier this year, he set a new […]

April 13, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

It was just before noon on a sunny Valentine’s Day in Portland, Ore., when Yan Huang and her husband Zhi Hu were struck by a pickup truck while crossing Southeast Division Street. When police and paramedics arrived moments later, Huang, 78, was already dead — and Hu, 80, was rushed to the hospital. That wasn’t […]

April 13, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN International, News

Recognizing the devastating scale of road traffic injuries as a global public health and development concern, in 2010 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this a Decade of Action for Road Safety. That year alone saw 1.24 million people killed on the world’s roads. The UN’s goal: To stem the epidemic and reverse the rising […]

April 13, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, (415) 269-4170, Kyra Nead, Kaiser Permanente, (510) 504-5048, Click here to download the launch release April 13, 2015 — In response to growing urgency to reverse the troubling trends on our streets and sidewalks — someone is killed while walking in America every […]

April 10, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

The doctors came over to us and had to explain they had been working on Ally for half an hour and had to stop. They were pumping her heart and it wouldn’t start… We’re not the same people. What’s so difficult is that this was preventable. - Mother of Allison Liao, 3, struck by a […]

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