Safe System

December 5, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

An increasing number of communities in the U.S. are leaning into the Safe System approach, which is fundamental to making Vision Zero progress. With much-needed, new federal funding dedicated to Vision Zero planning and implementation and higher-level federal commitment, now is the time to make sure your community’s foundational work toward safe mobility for all …

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November 10, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Too often, severe traffic crashes are seen as distinct tragedies that happen independently of each other. However, the reality is that these tragedies share common traits, are predictable, and can be prevented. The traffic deaths and serious injuries we hear about every day are largely the results of the current systems that normalize crashes and …

Build In Safety With the Safe System Approach: Examples from U.S. Communities Read More »

August 25, 2022 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

So you know that Vision Zero – a fundamental shift in how we approach roadway safety – takes strong leadership, a willingness to change the status quo, and a focus on equitable and effective safety strategies. Of course, money helps too. You’re in luck! The new Safe Streets & Roads for All (SS4A) federal grants …

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August 3, 2022 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Guest Author: Niko Letunic As communities across the U.S. experience tragic increases in roadway deaths and injuries, more people are recognizing that it does not have to be this way. In fact, we have the tools to redesign public spaces to be less car-dominated and to align with community goals for safety, health, equity and …

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July 26, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Focus on Equity, Results & Accountability As momentum – and federal funding – supporting Vision Zero in the U.S. grow, we must ensure that passion and pledges result in meaningful action and progress toward the goal of safe mobility for all people. Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities helps leaders recognize that Vision Zero is …

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July 8, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Case Studies, News

As the momentum around Vision Zero spreads across the United States, one of the most common questions we hear from interested stakeholders is: What makes a Vision Zero community? We know that achieving the goal of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries cannot be achieved with a “business as usual” mindset. While Vision Zero does …

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June 30, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Vision Zero is more than a goal, more than a tagline, more than even just a program. It is a fundamental shift in how we approach roadway safety. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) commitment to zero roadway deaths nationally and its shift to a Safe System approach, which underpins Vision Zero, we …

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June 21, 2022 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Across the country, a growing number of communities are committing to Vision Zero – the goal of zero traffic deaths or severe injuries among all road users. Making progress toward this vital goal entails far more than setting a goal, of course; communities must recognize and commit to a fundamental shift in how they think about and act on roadway safety.

June 9, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

New promises for stepped-up commitment to roadway safety solutions made by the Administration, as part of its National Roadway Safety Strategy released at the start of the year, are now being put to the test. Yesterday (June 8, 2022) marked the last day of the public comment period for the much-anticipated update of the federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which drew significant scrutiny from people across the nation.

June 1, 2022 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

The new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program – open now with a deadline of September 15, 2022 – is a prime opportunity to help your community invest in meaningful Safe System strategies. This competitive grant program, part of the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), encourages local, regional, and tribal entities to apply to this new pot of $1 billion/year directly supporting Vision Zero planning and implementation efforts.