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Webinar Recap: Cities Managing Speed for Safety: Learning from Seattle and Minneapolis

The Vision Zero Network was pleased to host a webinar on June 18, 2020 featuring promising speed management efforts in Seattle and Minneapolis. Both cities have prioritized safe speeds in their Vision Zero work, recognizing the critical role speed plays in the frequency and severity of crashes. And both are examples of the growing appetite […]

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Talking with Offer Grembek, Transportation Researcher, about Safe Systems & Speed

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we’re talking with Dr. Offer Grembek, about modernizing speed setting practices and monitoring the frequency and types of crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offer is the co-director of the University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center and co-chairs the Transportation Research Board Global Road Safety […]

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Webinar Recap: Safe Systems for Safe Mobility: A Deeper Dive

In this webinar, the Vision Zero Network was pleased to welcome back Jessica Truong, of the international Towards Zero Foundation based in London, and formerly with the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria, Australia. A few weeks before this, Truong led an informative presentation about the principles of Safe Systems, which underlie Vision Zero. (You can […]

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Promising Practices to Manage Speed in Cities for Pedestrian Safety

One thing is clear: To make meaningful advances toward Vision Zero and safe mobility for all, we must manage speed for safety. We know a lot already about what works, and we’re learning more as Vision Zero commitment grows worldwide. Now, it’s a matter of political will, community advocacy, and using the strategies that work […]

Momentum Grows to Modernize Speed-Setting Practices for Safety with Release of California Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Leah Shahum, Director, Vision Zero Network leah@visionzeronetwork.org San Francisco, CA — As momentum grows across the U.S. to overhaul outdated strategies that fail to prioritize safety over speed, the State of California will consider new recommendations to modernize its speed-setting practices as part of an increasing call for change in […]

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Talking with Kim Wiley-Schwartz of NYC Department of Transportation

The New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation (DOT) takes Vision Zero seriously, with a focus on redesigning streets for safety, as well as advancing proven policies and leading robust outreach and education efforts citywide. The NYC DOT’s Safety Education and Outreach Division’s 30 staff reach over 600 schools and 150 community centers every year. They do direct work – like distributing 210,000 free helmets to New Yorkers – and strategic work to create lasting safety changes with community input. In today’s People Behind the Progress, we’re going to hear from Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Education and Outreach, about her work on the frontline of Vision Zero.

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Webinar Recap: Rethinking Speed Management for Safety

  What is one critical strategy to advancing Vision Zero that is often forgotten or ignored? The answer is clear: managing speed for safety. Data and experience show it. As does a compelling new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which we are pleased to feature in our latest webinar “Rethinking Speed […]

Time for Feds, States to Get Serious About Speed Management (or, at least, step out of the way of progress)

While there are many ways to make streets safer, managing speed must be at the top of the list for communities truly committed to Vision Zero — safety for all road users. Unsafe speeds cause an estimated 10,000 deaths a year in the U.S., an impact that extends well beyond those killed to the tens […]

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Cities Can Look to Boston, IIHS for Inspiration to Reduce Speed Limits

We are seeing a growing number of local communities recognize that their speed limits are set too high, sending the wrong message and encouraging less-than-safe behaviors. And fortunately, more and more of these communities are stepping up to attempt to change their speed limits to prioritize safety over speed. But, we know the process is […]

Speed Management is Focus of Upcoming NYC Workshop from VZN and ITE

With speed a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes, communities will find it very challenging to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries without managing speed for safety. Managing speed is so central to saving lives and eliminating severe crashes that Safe Speed is a core tenet of Vision Zero. While there is […]