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March 8, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Overview of Key Steps & Strategies With unacceptably high numbers of roadway deaths and new federal funding dedicated to Vision Zero planning and implementation, now is the time to ensure your community is building a strong, actionable foundation for safe mobility, including using effective and equitable strategies.   Whether yours is one of the 450+ communities […]

February 8, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

If yours is like most cities in the U.S., you’ve got a speed problem. Not just a speeding problem, in which people are breaking the law by driving above the posted limit, but also, just as importantly, a speed problem, in which street- and vehicle-design and the way speeds are set actually encourage higher, less […]

February 3, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

The Vision Zero Network applauds the Biden-Harris Administration for recognizing and acting on the nation’s mounting – and fixable – roadway safety crisis. Unlike the majority of developed nations where traffic fatality rates have declined, roadway deaths in the U.S. are increasing, reaching a 16-year high in 2021 and disproportionately harming people walking and biking and people of color.

January 31, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Transportation Secretary Appeals to Local Leaders in Preventing Roadway Tragedies Hundreds of mayors from across the nation heard a strong and clear message from U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg – one that we hope they will take to heart and to their streets back home: Mayors have an indispensable role in addressing the devastating – […]

January 30, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Not all Vision Zero, or roadway safety efforts, are created equal. Sometimes, unfortunately, the “walk” falls short of the “talk” amongst those committing to Vision Zero. Who’s on the right track and who could use a course correction? Read about what we consider some of the bright spots – and disappointments – in today’s Vision […]

December 5, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

An increasing number of communities in the U.S. are leaning into the Safe System approach, which is fundamental to making Vision Zero progress. With much-needed, new federal funding dedicated to Vision Zero planning and implementation and higher-level federal commitment, now is the time to make sure your community’s foundational work toward safe mobility for all […]

November 22, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

From Boise to Boston, Durham to Denver, Omaha to Orlando, communities across North America mobilized for Safe Streets to Save Lives, as part of annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 20, 2022. A record number of communities across the U.S. — more than 60 — and hundreds more worldwide […]

November 10, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Too often, severe traffic crashes are seen as distinct tragedies that happen independently of each other. However, the reality is that these tragedies share common traits, are predictable, and can be prevented. The traffic deaths and serious injuries we hear about every day are largely the results of the current systems that normalize crashes and […]

November 1, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

More people – sons, daughters, grandparents, friends – were hit and killed while walking in the U.S. in 2021 than at any time in the past 40 years. Overall, roadway deaths reached a 16-year-high in 2021 in this nation. So far, 2022 is on the same tragic pace. But it doesn’t have to be this […]

September 26, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

Join us November 20, 2022 to Push for Safe Streets to Save Lives Recent Updates: Submit the details of your event to us by October 20th so that we can help amplify your message. We have also prepared a range of resources and trainings to assist you in your advocacy efforts. For more information or […]
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