In this webinar, the Vision Zero Network was pleased to welcome back Jessica Truong, of the international Towards Zero Foundation based in London, and formerly with the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, Australia. A few weeks before this, Truong led an informative presentation about the principles of Safe Systems, which underlie Vision Zero. (You can […]
Here I sit, inside my NYC apartment, mere blocks away from the usually bright lights, steady traffic and uninterrupted action of Times Square. I am dumbfounded by the absence of cars and masses of people. When I dare step outside, I see wide-open, empty avenues (something many of us dream about) and only sporadic passersby, mostly donning gloves, masks and a facial expression of bewilderment and fear.
For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Jill Locantore, the Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership and a leader in Denver’s Vision Zero movement. In our conversation we’ll talk about the work of the Denver Streets Partnership – ranging from pop-up traffic calming pilot projects as a way to reimagine car-centric […]
One of Vision Zero’s strengths is its inclusivity, focusing on safe mobility for all road users — those walking, bicycling driving, riding transit or motorcycles or scooters, etc. Everyone. Still, we know that people walking are our most vulnerable road users, especially seniors and people with disabilities, so there is much-warranted priority on pedestrian safety […]
Jacob VanSickle heads Bike Cleveland, a nonprofit organization advocating throughout Greater Cleveland for safe streets. The group works to improve policy and infrastructure, and hosts education and outreach programs. In January 2018, Cleveland introduced a resolution to establish a Vision Zero Task Force. In today’s feature, Jacob will tell us why ZERO matters and share […]
As many Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this month, thousands of others are planning events throughout the county and around the globe to remember those who have been lost in traffic violence that often could have been prevented. On Sunday, November 17, events — both big and small — will be held in honor […]
Each day, the efforts of advocates – like those of us at the Vision Zero Network and others working to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries – consist largely of routine phone calls, meetings, various communications and ongoing strategizing for change. But for the members of Families for Safe Streets, nothing is routine about their […]
Drivers Urged to “Slow the Funk Down” Sometimes, the element of surprise can be a tool for safety. That’s what advocates in Denver, Colorado are proving as they send safety messages to drivers using playfulness, creativity…and some beach balls. WalkDenver is thinking outside of the box to encourage drivers to slow down on local streets. […]
Families for Safe Streets Grow Across North America You probably know the startling statistics: 40,000 traffic deaths last year in this country – an average of 100 people each day whose lives were cut short – and millions more injured. Less prominent in the news is the depth of grief and suffering behind each one […]
I was honored to attend and speak at the International Vision Zero Conference last week, and to join with more than 200 people from dozens of countries to learn about positive trends occurring for the movement in cities across the world. Highlights include a renewed Vision Zero commitment from Sweden, interest in U.S. grassroots strategies, and successful speed reduction in Mexico City among others.