December 15, 2020 BY Leah Shahumin News, Press

Recommendations to the Administration: Vision Zero Priorities for Safe Mobility for All

In early December 2020, the Vision Zero Network shared the following recommendations and Vision Zero priorities with the Biden-Harris Transportation Transition Team.

As background, more than 45 communities in the U.S. have committed to Vision Zero in the past six years, joining a growing international movement recognizing the need for a paradigm shift in transportation safety efforts.

A commitment to Vision Zero is a moral and ethical imperative, but it is much more than rhetoric. Vision Zero is an evidence-based approach for making transportation decisions that can drastically reduce deaths and injuries. Other nations have reduced traffic deaths by 50% or more with Vision Zero policies and practices.

With an average 100 people dying each day in our country in preventable traffic crashes – that is 40,000 family members, friends, co-workers each year – we can and must shift our efforts to prioritize safe mobility for all. And Federal leadership will be key in this shift to save lives, while also advancing intertwined imperatives to improve the climate, our economy, and racial justice in our nation.

The Vision Zero Network offers the following recommendations – along with our enthusiastic support and assistance -- to the incoming Administration to ensure safe mobility for all :

  1. Commit to Vision Zero & Act to Prioritize Safety at the Federal Level
  2. Align Federal Funding with Vision Zero
  3. Address Racial, Income & Modal Disparities in Roadway Safety, Particularly Amongst People Walking
  4. Cross-Cutting Vision Zero Priorities

Read more detail on our recommendations here.

Learn more about and sign onto our campaign urging President Biden & Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to commit to #ZeroTrafficDeaths nationally.  

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