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.

May 17, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

In the third event in our series “Acting with Urgency,” we focused on the need to up the advocacy on another key component in advancing Vision Zero – safer vehicles. We shed light on what a big portion of today’s roadway safety risks are related to vehicles and underscored existing strategies to improve vehicle designs, …

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May 3, 2022 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Update: Thanks to all who expressed interest in this position. We are no longer accepting applications. Read the Q&A with Tiffany Smith, our new Program Manager, here. >>> We are thrilled to announce an opportunity to join the Vision Zero Network team. We are seeking a full-time Program Manager to be an integral part of our …

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May 2, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

It’s worth paying special attention to the first in the list of core elements in the new National Roadway Safety Strategy, released in early 2022 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). Along with the other core elements of the Safe System approach – Safer Roads, Vehicles, Speeds and Post-Crash Care – the description …

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April 29, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

You understand the basics of Vision Zero and how its Safe System foundation differ from the traditional approach to roadway safety … so, what’s next? Find out in our Vision Zero 201 session – a 1-hour overview that moves beyond the basics and highlights the next-level, transformational changes needed to make meaningful and lasting roadway …

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

Vision Zero is more than a goal. It’s more than a tagline. It’s more than a new program. When done well, Vision Zero is a paradigm shift in how we think about and act for safe mobility for all people. In this 1-hour webinar recording, we cover the basics of Vision Zero 101, including: The …

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March 14, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Let’s make sure that the recently passed $1.2 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) moves the needle for safety. There are some important Vision Zero advocacy opportunities in this new funding measure. The truth is that there are upsides and downsides to how this federal funding (especially as it’s funneled through the states) …

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March 9, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

While it’s a major step forward to have a (first-ever!) national commitment to zero roadway fatalities, we know the path to zero will require serious work and willingness to change a stubborn status quo.  We brought together some of the leaders we admire most for an honest and energizing conversation about “What’s Next?” on the …

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