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National Study Shows Pedestrian Crashes are Predictable & Preventable If we knew a certain model of airplane failed catastrophically and consistently, killing everyone on board – say, an average of 100-to-115 people dead every day, year after year – would we ignore the problem and chalk it up to an unfortunate risk of flying? If …

We Know How to Fix Deadly Streets Read More »

by Nora Hanak Along with troubling racial disparities evident in law enforcement, including traffic stops, many are increasingly recognizing the economic inequities that are often a collateral consequence of traditional traffic safety efforts. It’s clear that the criminal justice system and related financial penalties associated with traffic citations disproportionately harm people of color and people …

Addressing Unjust Financial Penalties in Traffic Safety, Vision Zero Read More »

For much of the nation, 2020 was an awful year in terms of increased traffic fatalities (and so many other areas). Interestingly, Denver, Colorado saw a decrease in traffic deaths from 71 in 2019 to 57 in 2020 — note that Denver’s Vision Zero leaders will be quick to acknowledge this is no cause for …

Webinar Recap: Making Progress — Vision Zero Denver Read More »

Professional drivers can be powerful forces in achieving Vision Zero. Vision Zero requires the commitment of all parts of society and achieving it — eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries — depends on full participation. The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads (TSR) convened a conversation with city and business leaders about ways …

Webinar Recap: Introducing Vision Zero Road Safety to Local Fleets Read More »

In our recent webinar, we learned of some of the key challenges and opportunities that traffic safety practitioners face in making the most of data and analytics to advance Vision Zero goals.  In the March 2021 event — Leveraging Data Fusion and Visual Analytics for Road Safety — we were joined by Bruce Aquila, of …

Leveraging Data Fusion and Visual Analytics for Road Safety Read More »

As interest in and support for Vision Zero grow across the U.S., it is an important time to make sure we’re clear on what Vision Zero really is. And what it is not. Vision Zero is not a slogan. Not a tagline. Not just a “program.” It is — as described below by Federal, State …

Pivoting to the Safe Systems Approach:
How Federal, State & Local Leaders
Can Advance Vision Zero
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The Vision Zero Network is one of many organizations questioning the role of enforcement in the goal of traffic safety. Traffic stops are the most common way for people in the U.S. to interact with police. And Black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over and four-times as likely to be searched by …

Changing the Role of Policing in Traffic Safety: Berkeley Leads Early Progress Read More »

The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads convened international experts for an interactive discussion on integrating fleet safety in Vision Zero programs. We were joined by Alex Epstein with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center, Peter Binham of Transportation for London, and Keith Kerman, New York City Chief Fleet Officer. Cities …

Webinar Recap: Integrating Fleet Safety in Your Vision Zero Program Read More »

by Nora Hanak We were pleased to host a conversation in November 2020 aimed at better understanding and addressing transportation equity in Latino Communities in the U.S. Our knowledgeable and engaging presenters were Amanda Merck, of Salud America!, the Latino health equity promotion program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San …

Webinar Recap: Understanding & Addressing Transportation Equity in Latino Communities in the U.S. Read More »

We were joined on October 14th by an esteemed panel of transportation safety pros to talk about the challenges and opportunities to safe mobility during this trying time of continued pandemic conditions. Recognizing that COVID-19 is, in many ways, transforming life as we know it in both short-term and potentially long-term ways, this panel discussion …

Webinar Recap: Where Do We Go from Here? A Critical Discussion on Road Safety & the Pandemic Read More »