Safe System

January 8, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

Imagine if we depended on each person in the country to figure out their own plan to get clean water to their individual household, rather than investing in a shared filtration and sanitation system to provide safe, clean drinking water to the entire community. Fortunately, wise people have figured this out, and we all benefit. […]

January 3, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

“Why is Vision Zero failing in the U.S.?” It’s the most frequent – and frustrating – question I heard last year. And I get it. Looking at the disturbing data of the past few years, (see below), triggers alarm and dismay. Thinking of the human toll and devastation reflected in these numbers demands answers. In […]

August 8, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

Note we released a new resource, Prioritizing Health Equity in Vision Zero Planning, outlining more actionable steps to integrate equity priorities in Vision Zero planning, decision-making, strategies, investments and more.  With growing focus on Vision Zero – safe mobility for all people – there is an important opportunity to align the goals of roadway safety […]

April 21, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN Case Studies, News

Interest in Vision Zero is growing across the U.S. and the world. Many are wondering: “Where do we start?” While every community is different, there are some common first steps that we recommend. So, whether you are a mayor, a transportation planner or engineer, or a community advocate, we hope the following list of early […]

March 29, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

What is the Safe System approach and why is it so important to a successful Vision Zero planning effort? These are the questions we asked roadway safety practitioners in our webinar, Building a Safe System Foundation for Your Plan.  We talked to Vision Zero leaders from Tacoma, WA; Philadelphia; and Denver Regional Council of Governments […]

March 27, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News

Advancing Vision Zero, Shifting the Paradigm for Safe Mobility The quest for improving roadway safety in the U.S. is a challenge that demands a major collective effort beyond mere dedication, hard work or even more money. And it will take more than declaring commitments to Vision Zero. It will take a real change to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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