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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 …

Acting with Urgency: What’s Next for Vision Zero Nationally? Read More »

February 10, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Interest in Vision Zero is growing across the U.S. and the world. Many are wondering: “Where do we start?” While every community is different, there are some important common first steps that we recommend. So, whether you are a mayor, a transportation planner or engineer, or a community advocate, we hope the following list of …

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February 3, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

The very public, stepped-up federal policy commitments to roadway safety – announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) in late January 2022 – are unprecedented on many levels. One is this: for the first time, our nation’s transportation leaders recognize and embrace the power of ZERO. “I understand the scale of the challenge …

Zero Matters: National Goal of Zero Roadway Fatalities Read More »

January 27, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

Vision Zero Network Statement on New National Roadway Safety Strategy Safety advocates are praising the new National Roadway Safety Strategy, calling it a significant step forward to stem and reverse a troubling upturn in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The new Strategy, released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), sets a first-ever …

National Goal of Zero Roadway Deaths Lauded Read More »

January 20, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

As we start a new year, it’s understandable to feel discouraged by the appalling trends in traffic safety in our country. Roadway fatalities are increasing at astronomical levels. Many policymakers and media overlook long-standing, systemic safety solutions, leaning too much on soft “education” strategies that tend toward victim-blaming. And the status quo approach to traffic …

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January 20, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Today’s approach to promoting safe mobility in the U.S. is failing. Traffic deaths are skyrocketing, with a 24% increase in the rate of roadway fatalities in 2020 over 2019. Racially biased traffic stops are exposing unacceptable injustices endemic in policing and transportation systems. Strategies aiming to achieve unachievable perfect behavior on the roads block progress …

It’s Time to Evolve Beyond the Es Approach to Traffic Safety Read More »

November 22, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

In Boston, they laid 4,000 yellow roses on the steps of the State House, representing those killed and seriously injured in crashes in Massachusetts in 2020 and 2021. In St. Paul, they lined candles on the steps of the State Capitol in the shape of “447,” the number of people killed in traffic crashes, so …

Leaders, Communities Call for “Urgent Action” as Traffic Deaths Soar & Families Mourn Preventable Losses Read More »