Cross-departmental collaboration is one of the necessary elements for effective Vision Zero efforts. Traffic safety is not the purview of any single department, and Vision Zero projects often demand buy-in and leadership from multiple agencies within a city structure, including Transportation, Public Works, Police, and Public Health, among others. While it’s not glamorous or even visible to most of the public, one of the most important things a city can do is make sure its internal processes allow for – and even incentivize – strong cooperation between agencies to advance Vision Zero.
Ten U.S. cities have announced their plans to step up efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users by joining the new Vision Zero Focus Cities program, launched by the Vision Zero Network. The 10 Vision Zero Focus Cities include: Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Los Angeles, CA; New York City, NY; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, D.C.
City Leaders: No Loss of Life Acceptable on our Streets Signaling a powerful shift for urban transportation safety, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today passed a resolution supporting Vision Zero at its annual meeting of more than 270 mayors, held in San Francisco, CA. Recognizing that “traffic fatalities are not inevitable,” the resolution declared […]
The doctors came over to us and had to explain they had been working on Ally for half an hour and had to stop. They were pumping her heart and it wouldn’t start… We’re not the same people. What’s so difficult is that this was preventable. – Mother of Allison Liao, 3, struck by a […]