Road to Zero

November 1, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

More people – sons, daughters, grandparents, friends – were hit and killed while walking in the U.S. in 2021 than at any time in the past 40 years. Overall, roadway deaths reached a 16-year-high in 2021 in this nation. So far, 2022 is on the same tragic pace. But it doesn’t have to be this […]

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, Amy Cohen, Families for Safe Streets,, 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 […]

December 6, 2018 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN News, Safety Over Speed

Thanks to a grant from the Road to Zero Coalition, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Vision Zero Network are bringing speed management training to two communities around the U.S. Expressions of interest are now being accepted from local communities seeking to participate in a 1-day training workshop designed to help develop and sustain […]

April 19, 2018 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Road to Zero Report Offers Strategies to Save Lives Once thought quixotic, the goal of zero traffic deaths — already being pursued in dozens of early-adopting Vision Zero communities in the United States — was embraced today at the national level with the release of a groundbreaking report setting a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities […]

October 19, 2017 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Safety Over Speed

If someone had asked me five years ago what the chances were of people in the U.S. taking seriously the goal of reaching zero traffic deaths in my lifetime, I would have, reluctantly, responded: That’s a nice thought, but I can’t imagine it happening in today’s culture in our country. Well, I’m so pleased to […]

December 20, 2016 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

2016 was a monumental year for Vision Zero across the United States. The number of cities committing to Vision Zero more than doubled, and interest in adopting meaningful, action-driven policies for safe streets has spread from a few early-adopter, big, coastal cities to communities large and small across the country. As we roll into 2017 with a challenge that is as big as ever, it’s helpful to look back at the trends — both promising and troubling — that shaped Vision Zero progress in 2016.

October 13, 2016 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

On October 5th, 2016, federal government, advocacy and community leaders at the national level stepped up in an unprecedented way to declare that “enough is enough” of the widespread suffering caused by traffic violence in this country. Together, we set a new goal -- and with it much-needed new urgency and a new direction -- called the Road to Zero, a national campaign to eliminate traffic deaths in the U.S. within the next 30 years.

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