equity

July 26, 2022 | BY Jenn Fox | IN Case Studies, News

Focus on Equity, Results & Accountability As momentum – and federal funding – supporting Vision Zero in the U.S. grow, we must ensure that passion and pledges result in meaningful action and progress toward the goal of safe mobility for all people. Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities helps leaders recognize that Vision Zero is …

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July 8, 2022 | BY Leah Shahum | IN Case Studies, News

As the momentum around Vision Zero spreads across the United States, one of the most common questions we hear from interested stakeholders is: What makes a Vision Zero community? We know that achieving the goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries cannot be achieved with a “business as usual” mindset. While Vision Zero does …

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June 21, 2022 | BY Jenn Fox | IN Case Studies, News

Across the country, a growing number of communities are committing to Vision Zero – the goal of zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. Making progress toward this vital goal entails far more than setting a goal, of course; communities must recognize and commit to a fundamental shift in how they think about and act on roadway safety.

November 1, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, Webinars

On October 28, 2021, we explored steps Vision Zero cities are taking to question and re-envision the role of enforcement in traffic safety. We were joined by Marlon Marion, Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Portland Police Bureau; Clay Veka, of the Portland Bureau of Transportation; Juan Martinez, who works on transportation and infrastructure in …

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October 5, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, Webinars

We were pleased that so many people joined us on September 29th, 2021 to re-think the role of enforcement in traffic safety work. Our goal at Vision Zero Network in facilitating this conversation and other related work is to better understand and help change the racist systems we are working within. We invite you to …

Re-thinking the Role of Enforcement
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June 3, 2021 | BY Vision Zero Network | IN News, Webinars

by Nora Hanak Along with troubling racial disparities evident in law enforcement, including traffic stops, many are increasingly recognizing the economic inequities that are often a collateral consequence of traditional traffic safety efforts. It’s clear that the criminal justice system and related financial penalties associated with traffic citations disproportionately harm people of color and people …

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June 1, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

Share Your Feedback by July 22nd (new date!) [pullquote]Watch the June 25th information session for helpful background.[/pullquote]It’s no secret that we have much room to improve in this country to make our transportation systems truly equitable and safe for all people. And a lot of the “fix” starts with collecting and using better data that …

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March 2, 2021 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, Webinars

The Vision Zero Network is one of many organizations questioning the role of enforcement in the goal of traffic safety. Traffic stops are the most common way for people in the U.S. to interact with police. And Black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over and four-times as likely to be searched by …

Changing the Role of Policing in Traffic Safety: Berkeley Leads Early Progress Read More »

January 27, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, People Behind the Progress

Sylvester Turner is in his second term as Mayor of Houston, Texas. He is working to break down silos in the city’s approach to mobility and he recently launched Houston’s Vision Zero Plan Action Plan. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with the Mayor about the City’s work for safe mobility. Vision Zero Network: …

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January 11, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, People Behind the Progress

Here at the Vision Zero Network, we have been thinking a lot about transformative change in America’s approach toward safe mobility. Given the nation’s history of racial injustices and ongoing systemic racism, transportation safety work must confront and correct over-emphasis on police enforcement. We need a paradigm shift that starts with acknowledging past wrongs and …

Reflecting on lessons learned and working to advance justice and equity in Vision Zero Read More »