Effective advocacy requires keeping our elected leaders accountable to the vision and goals they set for our communities. With Vision Zero taking hold in more than 40 U.S. communities, advocates on the ground have a big task in helping to ensure their local leaders are holding true to the goals and timelines adopted to ensure […]
We are seeing a growing number of local communities recognize that their speed limits are set too high, sending the wrong message and encouraging less-than-safe behaviors. And fortunately, more and more of these communities are stepping up to attempt to change their speed limits to prioritize safety over speed. But, we know the process is […]
How do you catch the attention of people driving in order to not just talk about safety but actually motivate safe driving? We were pleased to be joined recently by city officials in Boston, Seattle, and San Antonio, as well as Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), to learn about one promising strategy. In our September 28th […]
“Safest Driver” Programs: Lessons from Boston, Seattle, and San Antonio September 27, 1:00pm Pacific, 4:00pmEST (1-hour) How do you catch the attention of drivers and not just talk about safety but actually motivate safer driving….all in just a few months? Join us for a Vision Zero Network webinar to learn from city officials in Boston, […]
Road to Zero Report Offers Strategies to Save Lives Once thought quixotic, the goal of zero traffic deaths — already being pursued in dozens of early-adopting Vision Zero communities in the United States — was embraced today at the national level with the release of a groundbreaking report setting a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities […]
Demonstrates Safety Over Speed From Boston’s website: Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston. We aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Safe streets and a high quality of […]
2016 was a monumental year for Vision Zero across the United States.
The number of cities committing to Vision Zero more than doubled, and interest in adopting meaningful, action-driven policies for safe streets has spread from a few early-adopter, big, coastal cities to communities large and small across the country. As we roll into 2017 with a challenge that is as big as ever, it’s helpful to look back at the trends — both promising and troubling — that shaped Vision Zero progress in 2016.
We are so pleased to witness the growing number of people that came together on Sunday, November 20th to participate in the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Not only are the number of communities participating growing, but we are also seeing greater diversity of organizations collaborating and even more creativity in memorializing those affected and working together for change. Bravo to the many community members and city leaders across the country who stepped forward to elevate the importance of this preventable health crisis taking 100 lives each day in this country.
In this case study, we look at how cities can make relatively simple, inexpensive technology, policy, and training improvements to large vehicles to come closer to achieving Vision Zero. Early-adopter Vision Zero cities such as New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and San Francisco have experienced success in recent years, following cities in Europe, Asia, and Latin […]
When her father was killed, even Emily Stein called it an accident. Five years ago, when she was six months pregnant, her father was struck and killed by a motorist who was driving distracted while programming a GPS. Though the cause of her father’s death was so tragically clear, even Stein defaulted to a word […]