public health

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 …

Media Advisory: Crash Victims & Safety Advocates Decry Appalling Increase
in Traffic Deaths & Urge Action
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August 11, 2016 | BY Vision Zero Network | IN News

Looking at trends in the short term doesn’t always paint a complete picture. Nevertheless, we can’t help but be discouraged by the direction of traffic safety in the U.S. described in two recent reports — one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and another from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). Both reports analyze recent data to answer a similar big picture question: When it comes to traffic safety, how are we doing? Unfortunately, the answer is “not good enough.”

April 14, 2016 | BY Vision Zero Network | IN Case Studies, News

If 30,000 people were killed each year in the United States by a curable illness, we would call it a public health crisis. We would deploy resources, vaccines and interventions to address the spread and bring the death toll to the only acceptable level: zero. Yet, every year 30,000+ people are killed in preventable traffic collisions in this country. Vision Zero asks us to see those traffic deaths like polio or cholera: epidemics that, with an urgent health framing and public response, can be eradicated. In this case study we explore how San Francisco, New York City and Chicago are using the tools of public health — including epidemiology, research and a focus on the root causes of health inequities — to advance their Vision Zero efforts.

September 9, 2015 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News

The Vision Zero Network applauds the United States Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking, issued today, to address major public health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as inequitable access to safe walking conditions among America’s diverse communities. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and …

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April 13, 2015 | BY Leah Shahum | IN International, News

Recognizing the devastating scale of road traffic injuries as a global public health and development concern, in 2010 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this a Decade of Action for Road Safety. That year alone saw 1.24 million people killed on the world’s roads. The UN’s goal: To stem the epidemic and reverse the rising …

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