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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 […]

May 3, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

For much of the nation, 2020 was an awful year in terms of increased traffic fatalities (and so many other areas). Interestingly, Denver, Colorado saw a decrease in traffic deaths from 71 in 2019 to 57 in 2020 -- note that Denver’s Vision Zero leaders will be quick to acknowledge this is no cause for […]

October 14, 2020 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, Webinars

By Nora Hanak We are encouraged to see that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are increasingly recognizing their roles in the critical work of safety and equity in their mobility efforts. In our September 24th webinar, “How MPOs Can Lead on Vision Zero & Equitable Mobility" (linked below), we were pleased to learn from Lake McTighe, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]

March 8, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

How Data is Helping Communities Prioritize Vision Zero Strategies and Funding As more U.S. cities are adopting Vision Zero goals and principles, they are digging into data more fully to better understand what’s happening where and why and when and to whom. Armed with facts and a more nuanced understanding of the problem, Vision Zero […]

February 1, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities, Webinars

At its best, Vision Zero has the potential to galvanize a thorough and lasting shift in how we design and use our transportation systems to prioritize the preservation and quality of human life. At its worst, Vision Zero runs the risk of becoming a watered-down slogan that provides only a vague attempt toward real, life-saving […]

November 8, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Lessons from Denver Vision Zero cities across the U.S. have created – or are in the process – of creating Action Plans – to outline specific strategies to get to the goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. Denver is one city to recently release an Action Plan, and we think it has many […]
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