The Vision Zero Network features case studies on city and initiatives that are leading the way in Vision Zero policy and action.
- Why Vision Zero differs from traditional traffic safety approach
- Nine Components of a Strong Commitment
- Moving from Vision to Action: Fundamental Principles, Policies and Practices to Advance Vision Zero in the U.S.
- Guidelines for Creating an Effective Vision Zero Action Plan
- Interdepartmental Coordination: NYC
- Centering Safety at Metropolitan Planning Orgs
- Joint Departmental Budgeting: LA
- Communications Strategies
- The Central Role of Public Health
Vision Zero recognizes that all people have the right to move about their communities safely. Equity is an integral part, especially to engage communities' most vulnerable and to work against over policing and inequitable enforcement.
- Vision Zero Equity Strategies for Practitioners
- Vision Zero: A Health Equity Road Map for Getting to Zero
- Elevating Equity in Vision Zero Communications
- Racial Inequity in Law Enforcement
- At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity
- Campaign Zero
- Five Ways Vision Zero Should Address Race and Income Injustice
- Vision Zero, Equity, and Law Enforcement
- Portland's Lessons on Equity through Vision Zero
- Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?
Safety Over Speed
Safe speed is a core tenet of Vision Zero and the safe systems approach. Learn how cities are managing speed and more about safe systems.
- Portland Tames Speed, Case Study
- NTSB Speed Study, 2017
- Vision Zero Network Highlights and Takeaways of NTSB Speed Study
- IIHS speed management webpage and research
- Guidelines for ASE, NHTSA, FHWA, 2008
- ASE Implementation: Survey Findings & Lessons Learned in U.S.
- System Analysis of ASE Implementation, NHTSA, 2016
- Speed Management Program Plan, NHTSA, FHWA, FMCSA
- Speed Management Toolkit, FHWA
Vision Zero plans should set clear goals, and include staff roles and responsibilities. Like any good action plan, it should be specific, measurable, realistic, operate on a clear timeline, and involve a wide array of stakeholders to be successful.
Studies & Reports
Data collection and measurement lays the foundation for Vision Zero. How data is used to communicate and evaluate progress toward goals should reflect the values of the overall strategy.
The Vision Zero Network hosts numerous webinars each year to highlight successful strategies in Vision Zero cities across the U.S.
- Safe Systems — What Does it Mean for Vision Zero?
- Developing a Proactive, Systems-Based Approach to Safety
- Spotlight on Lighting to Advance Vision Zero
- Lessons from San Francisco’s High Injury Network Data
- Examples of Effective Action Plans: Los Angeles and Denver
- Managing Speed in your Community: Portland Shows us How
- Vision Zero 101 - Approach for Mid-Sized Cities - Fremont, California
- A Discussion with the National Transportation Safety Board
Effective Vision Zero campaigns use a sophisticated, data-driven approach, ensuring that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time. Communications strategies should be tailored to the local audience, and followed up with evaluation.
- War is Not the Answer: Framing and Messaging for Collective Action on Road Safety - Berkelely Media Studies Group
- Your Choices Matter - New York, NY
- There's no one someone won't miss - Victoria, Australia
- Can’t reach it, can’t use it. - Seattle, WA
- Edmonton Zeroes in on Safety - Edmonton, AB
- VZ Communications Strategies: A White Paper on NYC strategies
White Papers and Case Studies on topics of interest to cities developing Vision Zero Strategies. Vision Zero is a broad, multi-disciplinary approach to traffic safety.
- Achieving Multi-Modal Networks: Applying Design Flexibility and Reducing Conflicts
- Toward Zero Deaths: U.S. National Strategy on Highway Safety
- National Transportation Safety Board
- Vision Zero Cities: International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation
- Fact sheet on Road Safety Cameras
- Higher Speed Limits Lead to More Deaths
- American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety
- Integrating Speed Management (FHWA)
Strategies and fact sheets from abroad. Vision Zero is an international movement, with origins in Sweden. Today, countries like Sweden and the Netherlands are leading the planet in traffic safety and inspire cities across the globe to create people-friendly streets.
- Systemic Safety: The Principles Behind Vision Zero (video)
- Australia's Safe System Approach Explained
- The Netherlands Sustainable Safety (SWOV) Fact Sheet | Additional Dutch SWOV Fact Sheets
- Sweden’s Vision Zero Initiative
- Sweden’s Indicator Report (2013)
- New Zealand’s Safer Journeys Program
- UK Department of Transport