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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 …

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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 …

World Day of Remembrance Draws Record Numbers & Calls for Change Read More »

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) …

Follow the money for safety! Read More »

November 11, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, Zero Traffic Deaths

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 …

It’s Advocacy Week — Zero Traffic Deaths Nationally Read More »

November 1, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, People Behind the Progress, Zero Traffic Deaths

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 …

Talking with Triny Willerton: Athlete, Mother and Advocate Read More »

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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March 4, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:  Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets, amy@familiesforsafestreets.org, 646-581-4232  Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action  New Report Estimates 2020 Traffic Deaths Hit 13-Year High; Spike in Rate of Roadway Deaths Highest in 96 Years  March 4, 2021 — Advocates for safe …

Media Advisory: Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase
in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action
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November 19, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

World Day of Remembrance Events Urge Safety Over Speed Imagine city, state, and federal leaders having access to a proven vaccine for a public health crisis that took the lives of more than 1.3 million people worldwide each year. Yet, for some reason, they did not utilize it to the fullest extent. Instead, they focused …

Uniting to Stop Preventable Traffic Violence Read More »

October 2, 2020 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Families for Safe Streets, News, People Behind the Progress

Traffic violence is a national epidemic that kills nearly 40,000 people and injures 3,000,000 a year. On Sunday, November 15, families and communities around the world will be remembering the millions who have been killed and seriously injured on our roads, and advocating to stop these preventable tragedies. In this month’s People Behind the Progress, …

Talking with Christy Kwan and Faith Cole Hall, founding members of the Washington DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets Read More »