equity

February 6, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

To achieve Vision Zero, we’ve got to recognize and address the disparities in who faces the greatest safety risks on our roadways, sidewalks and bikeways. Today, Black people are killed in crashes at a 30 percent higher rate compared to the white people and those living in low-income communities experience a fatality rate 35 percent […]

October 27, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

In the U.S., BIPOC and low-income communities experience an alarmingly high and disproportionate burden of risk on our roadways. The need for change is urgent. And the opportunity is ripe for policymakers, roadway safety professionals and Vision Zero advocates to address this tragic – and preventable – racial and income gap in safety outcomes. Vision […]

August 8, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Note we released a new resource, Prioritizing Health Equity in Vision Zero Planning, outlining more actionable steps to integrate equity priorities in Vision Zero planning, decision-making, strategies, investments and more.  With growing focus on Vision Zero – safe mobility for all people – there is an important opportunity to align the goals of roadway safety […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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