February 11, 2016 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

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 …

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December 2, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

In March, when Mayor Marty Walsh committed the City of Boston to Vision Zero, it was a big victory — with a long backstory. And now that the policy is on the books in the state’s most populous metropolis, a coalition of advocates is expanding the narrative to include all of Massachusetts. For years leading up …

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November 5, 2015 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Blog by Leah Shahum and Alex Stone On November 15, Kristi Finney-Dunn will post a nearly life-size silhouette of her son, Dustin (pictured right), at the spot where he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Four years ago, Dustin was simply bicycling home in Portland, Ore. when his life was tragically cut short …

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April 14, 2015 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

The Mayor of Seattle knows firsthand the trauma of unsafe streets. When Ed Murray was 14 years old, he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on his paper route. The result: An extended hospital stay and six months of recovery before he could walk again. Earlier this year, he set a new …

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