Families for Safe Streets

November 21, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

From Portland to Pittsburgh, Louisville to Las Vegas, and Madison to Montgomery County, Maryland, a record-number of people joined forces to call for an end to the tragic and preventable roadway safety crisis across the nation. On this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR), more than 75 communities organized rallies, memorial walks […]

April 1, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

No one is saying it will be quick or easy. But, no one should say it’s impossible or pointless. Zero traffic deaths is achievable and, for the most part, we know how to do it. In a National Briefing (full recording here and presentation here) with more than 600 people on March 31, 2021, the case […]

March 29, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Zero Traffic Deaths

Join Us March 31st to “Do the Math” to Reach Zero Responding to a startling increase in the number of traffic deaths, leaders are calling for stepped-up national leadership and urgency to prioritize safety in the everyday transportation system, which allowed for 42,060 fatalities in 2020, an 8% increase over the prior year, and a […]

March 4, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press, Zero Traffic Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts:  Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network, leah@visionzeronetwork.org Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets, amy@familiesforsafestreets.org, 646-581-4232  Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action  New Report Estimates 2020 Traffic Deaths Hit 13-Year High; Spike in Rate of Roadway Deaths Highest in 96 Years  March 4, 2021 — Advocates for safe […]
by Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets Andre, age 8, was killed in 2002 when his mother's sport utility vehicle overturned after her car was struck by a reckless driver. Andre was catapulted out of the car and onto the pavement of a Queens, NY highway. After his death, his parents moved to Long Island, […]

November 19, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

World Day of Remembrance Events Urge Safety Over Speed Imagine city, state, and federal leaders having access to a proven vaccine for a public health crisis that took the lives of more than 1.3 million people worldwide each year. Yet, for some reason, they did not utilize it to the fullest extent. Instead, they focused […]

November 10, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

November 15th: Day of Action to End Safety Epidemic FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network info@visionzeronetwork.org WHAT: On this annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, communities across the nation and globe are organizing  in-person and virtual events calling to end the epidemic of traffic violence. More than 25 […]
Traffic violence is a national epidemic that kills nearly 40,000 people and injures 3,000,000 a year. On Sunday, November 15, families and communities around the world will be remembering the millions who have been killed and seriously injured on our roads, and advocating to stop these preventable tragedies. In this month’s People Behind the Progress, […]

September 3, 2020 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, Webinars

By Nora Hanak The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on August 18, 2020 to share an innovative approach to driving-related offenses that seeks to increase awareness and meaningful accountability amongst dangerous drivers, rather than focusing on punishment, fines or fees. This is part of our commitment to support and promote alternatives […]

October 4, 2019 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, People Behind the Progress

The New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation (DOT) takes Vision Zero seriously, with a focus on redesigning streets for safety, as well as advancing proven policies and leading robust outreach and education efforts citywide. The NYC DOT’s Safety Education and Outreach Division’s 30 staff reach over 600 schools and 150 community centers every year. They do direct work – like distributing 210,000 free helmets to New Yorkers – and strategic work to create lasting safety changes with community input. In today’s People Behind the Progress, we’re going to hear from Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Education and Outreach, about her work on the frontline of Vision Zero.
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