mid-size city

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Jill Locantore, the Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership and a leader in Denver’s Vision Zero movement. In our conversation we’ll talk about the work of the Denver Streets Partnership – ranging from pop-up traffic calming pilot projects as a way to reimagine car-centric […]

February 25, 2020 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, People Behind the Progress

With a population of almost 900,000 people and growing at a rate of ~50 people per day, Charlotte, NC is a promising up-and-coming Vision Zero city. Angela M. Berry is the Traffic Safety and Vision Zero Manager at the Charlotte Department of Transportation. As a Professional Engineer, Angela designs and implements transportation projects and heads […]

January 30, 2020 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

Big cities aren’t the only entities embracing Vision Zero as a game-changing way to prioritize safe mobility for all. While many of the first communities in the U.S. were, indeed, larger cities, we are also seeing a growing number of smaller and suburban communities who are shifting toward the Safe Systems approach of Vision Zero. […]
Jacob VanSickle heads Bike Cleveland, a nonprofit organization advocating throughout Greater Cleveland for safe streets. The group works to improve policy and infrastructure, and hosts education and outreach programs. In January 2018, Cleveland introduced a resolution to establish a Vision Zero Task Force. In today’s feature, Jacob will tell us why ZERO matters and share […]

August 1, 2019 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

If you look at our map of Vision Zero communities, you’ll notice a lot clustered around the east and west coasts in mostly urban communities. This has fostered a misimpression that Vision Zero is a big-city-only approach limited to the "usual suspects." But, increasingly, more and more communities in southern states including Georgia, Florida, North […]
Drivers Urged to “Slow the Funk Down” Sometimes, the element of surprise can be a tool for safety. That’s what advocates in Denver, Colorado are proving as they send safety messages to drivers using playfulness, creativity...and some beach balls. WalkDenver is thinking outside of the box to encourage drivers to slow down on local streets. […]
Effective advocacy requires keeping our elected leaders accountable to the vision and goals they set for our communities. With Vision Zero taking hold in more than 40 U.S. communities, advocates on the ground have a big task in helping to ensure their local leaders are holding true to the goals and timelines adopted to ensure […]

September 29, 2018 • BY Eric Tuvel • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities, Webinars

How do you catch the attention of people driving in order to not just talk about safety but actually motivate safe driving? We were pleased to be joined recently by city officials in Boston, Seattle, and San Antonio, as well as Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), to learn about one promising strategy. In our September 28th […]

July 10, 2018 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, Webinars

More mid-sized cities are committing to Vision Zero. For Fort Lauderdale, the need was urgent: the city was consistently ranked as one of the worst places for traffic fatalities, and residents identified safety as a top concern. In this Vision Zero 101 webinar, Vision Zero Network’s Founder and Director Leah Shahum presented the core Vision […]

June 29, 2018 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Vision Zero is often associated with big cities in the U.S. — New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Boston are a few that come to mind — but Vision Zero’s Safe Systems approach can work for communities big and small. In an effort to demonstrate effective Vision Zero programs in mid-sized cities, the Network has […]
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