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May 12, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

When it comes to advancing Vision Zero, data is crucial to set goals and strategies and measure progress to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. One key step is identifying your community’s High Injury Network (HIN) to show where the high numbers of traffic deaths and serious injuries are occurring. This should also help set […]

May 2, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

In developing a Vision Zero Action Plan, the process can be just as important as the product. That’s because moving from commitment to action takes more than words, or even good ideas, written into a plan. Progress takes building buy-in for changing the status quo and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders who understand and […]

May 1, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News

Over the last five years, more than half of fatal crashes in urban areas occurred on roads managed by states, leaving local leaders with little authority to make safety changes. We see this disturbing trend in federal crash data [1], and many of you are likely experiencing it in your communities too.  As more communities […]

April 21, 2023 • 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 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 early […]

March 29, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

What is the Safe System approach and why is it so important to a successful Vision Zero planning effort? These are the questions we asked roadway safety practitioners in our webinar, Building a Safe System Foundation for Your Plan.  We talked to Vision Zero leaders from Tacoma, WA; Philadelphia; and Denver Regional Council of Governments […]

March 27, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

Advancing Vision Zero, Shifting the Paradigm for Safe Mobility The quest for improving roadway safety in the U.S. is a challenge that demands a major collective effort beyond mere dedication, hard work or even more money. And it will take more than declaring commitments to Vision Zero. It will take a real change to the […]

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 – […]

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