advocacy

Gina LaBlanc is a member of Families for Safe Streets (San Francisco Bay Area, CA chapter) and a passionate and effective road safety advocate. Most importantly, she is the Mom of Kyle (18), who was killed in 2016 by a speeding tow truck driver near a Light Rail Station in San Jose. For many years, […]

November 21, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

From Portland to Pittsburgh, Louisville to Las Vegas, and Madison to Montgomery County, Maryland, a record-number of people joined forces to call for an end to the tragic and preventable roadway safety crisis across the nation. On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR), more than 75 communities organized rallies, memorial walks […]

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 […]

January 30, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Not all Vision Zero, or roadway safety efforts, are created equal. Sometimes, unfortunately, the “walk” falls short of the “talk” amongst those committing to Vision Zero. Who’s on the right track and who could use a course correction? Read about what we consider some of the bright spots – and disappointments – in today’s Vision […]

November 22, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

From Boise to Boston, Durham to Denver, Omaha to Orlando, communities across North America mobilized for Safe Streets to Save Lives, as part of annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, November 20, 2022. A record number of communities across the U.S. — more than 60 — and hundreds more worldwide […]

June 9, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

New promises for stepped-up commitment to roadway safety solutions made by the Administration, as part of its National Roadway Safety Strategy released at the start of the year, are now being put to the test. Yesterday (June 8, 2022) marked the last day of the public comment period for the much-anticipated update of the federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which drew significant scrutiny from people across the nation.

March 14, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Let’s make sure that the recently passed $1.2 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) moves the needle for safety. There are some important Vision Zero advocacy opportunities in this new funding measure. The truth is that there are upsides and downsides to how this federal funding (especially as it’s funneled through the states) […]
Nov. 15-21: Contact Your Members of Congress We need your help to win support for the first-ever national commitment to and plan for Vision Zero — zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. In the lead-up to World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November. 21, 2021 and in light […]
Triny Willerton is a mom of five, a wife, a musician, and a cyclist. Three years ago, she was struck from behind by a driver with a truck while biking on the streets of Boulder, Colorado, where she lives. She sustained 12 fractures and a punctured lung in the crash. Today, Triny is working to […]

July 12, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, People Behind the Progress

Christian Steward is a community leader in Denver, Colorado. He is also a “Community Connector” working for Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure. In this conversation, Christian shares more about what meaningful engagement looks like in practice and how it strengthens work toward Vision Zero. If you are reading this blog, you likely know community engagement […]

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