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    Taming Speed for Safety: Portland Case Study

    The focus on safe speeds extends beyond the traditional approach of influencing individual behavior. The Vision Zero Network encourages communities to focus upstream – more on policies and the built environment that influences behavior – in their work. Portland’s multi-pronged approach to taming speed is a model for other Vision Zero cities.

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    Vision, Strategies, Action: Guidelines for an Effective Vision Zero Action Plan

    A hallmark of Vision Zero in the U.S. is the creation of an Action Plan to lay out the roadmap for the strategies, roles, and responsibilities that will move your community from vision to action and help achieve the goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries.

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    Vision Zero from the Inside-Out

    Vision Zero infrastructure and policy changes don’t just happen in a vacuum. It all starts with internal commitment, leadership and clear accountability to prioritize safety. This case study shares in-depth tips on the importance of planning and coordinating among diverse stakeholders to ensure successful actions, measure progress, and to report back to the public.

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    Centering Safety at Metropolitan Planning Organizations

    Cities can fund Vision Zero, and regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) can, too. Through regional planning, funding and policy, MPOs are uniquely positioned to embrace Vision Zero and align their efforts with the goal of saving lives. This resource highlights how MPOs are supporting Vision Zero and increased safety around the U.S.

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    9 Components of a Strong Vision Zero Commitment

    Based on the experiences of early-adopter cities in the U.S., we have an understanding of the most critical components of a strong, effective Vision Zero commitment. These nine elements are proving essential to building a strong base for Vision Zero success.

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    Moving from Vision to Action: Fundamental Principles to Advance Vision Zero in the U.S.

    The goal of Vision Zero is nothing short of lasting, institutionalized, systems-level change. This case study aims to define the core principles and the corresponding, high-level policies and practices needed to create and sustain a meaningful Vision Zero program.

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    How does Vision Zero differ from the traditional approach to traffic safety?

    What makes Vision Zero an innovative road safety policy with the potential to make our streets safe? We identify the key elements that distinguish Vision Zero.

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    Centering Equity in Vision Zero

    At its core, Vision Zero recognizes that all people have the right to move about their communities safely. All people. At its core, Vision Zero is about ensuring equity on our streets, sidewalks, and bikeways. We share this case study and call on city and community leaders to center equity in their Vision Zero work. Work includes committing explicitly that […]

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    How can cities increase the safety of large vehicles in urban areas?

    Large vehicles are disproportionately involved in fatal crashes, particularly involving people walking and riding bicycles. Early-adopter Vision Zero cities such as New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and San Francisco have implemented relatively simple, inexpensive technology, policy, and training improvements to large vehicles to come closer to achieving Vision Zero.

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    Joint Departmental Vision Zero Budget Requests: An L.A. Case Study

    Los Angeles implemented simple, but powerful, innovation in city budgeting processes to gets its Vision Zero program off to a successful start. Learn why cross-departmental collaboration is one of the necessary elements for effective Vision Zero efforts.

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    Communications Strategies to Advance Vision Zero

    Two early-adopter cities’ — New York City and San Francisco — use promising approaches to communicating about Vision Zero in order to garner attention and influence behavior — at all levels of society.

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    Collaborating across departments for Vision Zero

    Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City have found ways to bridge unintentional but long-standing gaps between key local agencies and identified innovative means to build new organizational architecture to advance Vision Zero.


    The central role of public health in Vision Zero

    Explore how San Francisco, New York City and Chicago (Vision Zero Focus Cities) are using the tools of public health — including epidemiology, research and a focus on the root causes of health inequities — to advance their Vision Zero efforts.

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    How can we engage taxi and for-hire drivers in Vision Zero?

    With the increasing number of on-demand car services, these drivers can play a key role in creating safe streets and advancing Vision Zero. We explore gains in New York City.