In this webinar, the Vision Zero Network was pleased to welcome back Jessica Truong, of the international Towards Zero Foundation based in London, and formerly with the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, Australia. A few weeks before this, Truong led an informative presentation about the principles of Safe Systems, which underlie Vision Zero. (You can […]
In this informative one-hour webinar, learn about the principles of Safe Systems, which underlies Vision Zero. Hear from Jessica Truong, of the international Towards Zero Foundation based in London, and formerly with the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, Australia. Whatever stage your community is at, it’s important to understand that Vision Zero is not a […]
There are many reminders of how interconnected our world is today, none as stark as the global pandemic we face. As of this writing, it is being reported that more than 30,000 people have died of the coronavirus worldwide in just the past few months. It is worrying, of course, that no vaccine has been identified to protect us against this new threat.
I was fortunate to be a member of the Academic Expert Group (AEG) convened by the Swedish Transport Administration to inform the Third Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety. It was a pleasure to work with people I have admired for years and participate in their discussions about what has worked over the past decade and how we can build on that experience in the coming decade.
From the beginning, Vision Zero discussions have involved public sector leaders, so when the United Nations convened its Third Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden — the birthplace of Vision Zero — Together for Safer Roads (TSR) was honored to receive an invite. TSR is a coalition that builds partnerships to prevent crashes and save lives. We were founded by business leaders half-way through the 2011-2020 Decade of Action for Road Safety because the private sector saw an important opportunity to help make good on the promise of halving traffic crashes and fatalities.
On February 18th, 2020, I was one of over 200 youth delegates from 75 different countries were united in Stockholm, Sweden at the 2nd World Youth Assembly for the sole purpose of achieving Vision Zero.
Here I sit, inside my NYC apartment, mere blocks away from the usually bright lights, steady traffic and uninterrupted action of Times Square. I am dumbfounded by the absence of cars and masses of people. When I dare step outside, I see wide-open, empty avenues (something many of us dream about) and only sporadic passersby, mostly donning gloves, masks and a facial expression of bewilderment and fear.
While the Vision Zero Network is focused on advancing efforts in the U.S., we are always excited to look abroad for inspiration and guidance. In our webinar, Vision Zero in London: Reducing Road Danger By Encouraging Active, Sustainable Modes, our colleagues from Transport for London (TfL), which runs the day-to-day operation of London’s public transport […]
In late July, London released a new Vision Zero Action Plan. To call it impressive would be an understatement. In particular, we appreciate that the plan has healthy portions of two key ingredients: Vision and Action. London’s recently announced Vision Zero commitment sets the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2041, […]
The world’s fifth largest metropolitan area is helping more people move about safely, while also demonstrating that Vision Zero is a viable solution for communities well beyond its birthplace of Europe. Mexico City committed to Vision Zero in 2015, and in its first two years has successfully reduced traffic deaths by a notable 18%, including […]