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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 […]

November 3, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Managing speeds is a critical – if not the critical – strategy to advance Vision Zero. Recognizing this, communities are looking for ways to more rapidly pilot and implement effective actions to reduce speeds. And, fortunately, funding – including from the new federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program – is increasingly […]

June 15, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

The fact that speed is a factor in at least one-third of roadway deaths in the U.S. is well known in traffic safety circles. Yet, for too long, we have made little progress in addressing America’s tragic – and preventable – speed problem.  Why? Part of the reason, we believe, is that we’ve been focusing […]

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 […]

March 22, 2021 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Communities Embrace Safe Speeds, Key to Safe System Approach We are pleased to announce that three California communities have been selected to participate in a series of virtual workshops designed to develop and sustain effective speed management for safety programs. Palmdale, Oakland and Kern County were selected through a competitive application process.  Each community will […]

March 17, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Safety Over Speed

Anyone working on traffic safety efforts – whether at the local, regional, State, or Federal level – knows that coordination between the various levels can be challenging. Even when agencies share the same overarching goal of safety, their policies, practices, and communications may not always align. We are pleased to showcase a helpful resource released […]

January 27, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, People Behind the Progress

Sylvester Turner is in his second term as Mayor of Houston, Texas. He is working to break down silos in the city’s approach to mobility and he recently launched Houston’s Vision Zero Plan Action Plan. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with the Mayor about the City’s work for safe mobility. Vision Zero Network: […]

January 11, 2021 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, People Behind the Progress

Here at the Vision Zero Network, we have been thinking a lot about transformative change in America's approach toward safe mobility. Given the nation’s history of racial injustices and ongoing systemic racism, transportation safety work must confront and correct over-emphasis on police enforcement. We need a paradigm shift that starts with acknowledging past wrongs and […]

November 19, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN Families for Safe Streets, News

World Day of Remembrance Events Urge Safety Over Speed Imagine city, state, and federal leaders having access to a proven vaccine for a public health crisis that took the lives of more than 1.3 million people worldwide each year. Yet, for some reason, they did not utilize it to the fullest extent. Instead, they focused […]

November 10, 2020 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Press

November 15th: Day of Action to End Safety Epidemic FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network info@visionzeronetwork.org WHAT: On this annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, communities across the nation and globe are organizing  in-person and virtual events calling to end the epidemic of traffic violence. More than 25 […]
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