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February 8, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

If yours is like most cities in the U.S., you’ve got a speed problem. Not just a speeding problem, in which people are breaking the law by driving above the posted limit, but also, just as importantly, a speed problem, in which street- and vehicle-design and the way speeds are set actually encourage higher, less […]

January 29, 2020 • BY Eric Tuvel • IN News

One of Vision Zero’s strengths is its inclusivity, focusing on safe mobility for all road users -- those walking, bicycling driving, riding transit or motorcycles or scooters, etc. Everyone. Still, we know that people walking are our most vulnerable road users, especially seniors and people with disabilities, so there is much-warranted priority on pedestrian safety […]

March 4, 2019 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

What’s next for Vision Zero? We hope that communities look to San Francisco for inspiration as the nation’s second-longest running Vision Zero program releases its updated Action Strategy. At the Vision Zero Network, we see a lot to like in its approach. San Francisco’s Vision Zero Action Strategy (its third version since making the VZ […]

July 20, 2018 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Tragically, we are still far from reaching Vision Zero in most of our communities, as people’s lives are shattered or even lost each day simply while walking, biking, or driving. These preventable deaths and injuries are, of course, tragic enough. Yet, victims’ loved ones may have their grief compounded even further with feelings of frustration […]

March 8, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

How Data is Helping Communities Prioritize Vision Zero Strategies and Funding As more U.S. cities are adopting Vision Zero goals and principles, they are digging into data more fully to better understand what’s happening where and why and when and to whom. Armed with facts and a more nuanced understanding of the problem, Vision Zero […]

February 16, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities, Webinars

Lessons from San Francisco's High Injury Network Data The Vision Zero Network, as part of its efforts to ensure meaningful Vision Zero commitments among communities in the U.S., recently hosted a webinar with leaders from San Francisco to share their experience in creating a High Injury Network, or the mapping of local corridors where high […]

January 10, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

NYC, SF Decrease Traffic Fatalities by 28%, 41% Respectively Since Launching Vision Zero 2018 started with encouraging news from the nation’s two longest-running Vision Zero programs, New York City and San Francisco, both of which reported significant progress in their efforts to prioritize safe mobility for all. New York City reported a 28% decrease in […]

July 11, 2017 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

The success of Vision Zero hinges on creating safe travel for all. This entails involving people who use our streets, sidewalks, and bikeways and, particularly, those who are most impacted by safety problems. While Vision Zero encourages cities to make the most of data to prioritize resources and win support to address the most urgent […]

November 22, 2016 • BY Melissa Balmer • IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

We are so pleased to witness the growing number of people that came together on Sunday, November 20th to participate in the International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Not only are the number of communities participating growing, but we are also seeing greater diversity of organizations collaborating and even more creativity in memorializing those affected and working together for change. Bravo to the many community members and city leaders across the country who stepped forward to elevate the importance of this preventable health crisis taking 100 lives each day in this country.

October 17, 2016 • BY Rachel Kruse • IN Case Studies

In this case study, we look at how cities can make relatively simple, inexpensive technology, policy, and training improvements to large vehicles to come closer to achieving Vision Zero. Early-adopter Vision Zero cities such as New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and San Francisco  have experienced success in recent years, following cities in Europe, Asia, and Latin […]
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