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October 12, 2018 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN News, Safety Over Speed

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 […]

August 28, 2018 • BY Veronica Vanterpool • IN News

New data released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) affirms a key Vision Zero principle: lower speed limits increase road safety. Analyzing data following the City of Boston’s January 2017 drop in speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, IIHS concluded that lower speed limits do, in fact, reduce the speed at […]

June 26, 2018 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN International, News, Webinars

The world’s fifth largest metropolitan area is helping more people move about safely, while also demonstrating that Vision Zero is a viable solution for communities well beyond its birthplace of Europe. Mexico City committed to Vision Zero in 2015, and in its first two years has successfully reduced traffic deaths by a notable 18%, including […]

June 14, 2018 • BY Vision Zero Network • IN News

Kathleen Ferrier, the Vision Zero Network’s Policy & Communications Director, is moving on to a new position as Policy Director with her local councilmember in San Diego. Since joining us, she has been an indispensable member of our team. We are tremendously thankful to Kathleen for her notable accomplishments in advancing Vision Zero in the […]

April 24, 2018 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News

Award of Safe System Innovation Grant from Road to Zero Coalition Announced We’re thrilled to announce that the Vision Zero Network will be deepening our efforts to promote effective speed management strategies as part of the growing nationwide movement to achieve Vision Zero: the goal of safe mobility for all. The Vision Zero Network — […]
A Case Study on Managing Speed for Safety Speed-related fatalities and injuries have reached alarming numbers, with a recent national study finding that more than 10,000 deaths each year in the U.S. are related to speeding. That’s an estimated 27 lives lost each day – children, parents, grandparents, friends – all deaths that could and […]

March 9, 2018 • BY Kathleen Ferrier • IN News, Safety Over Speed

Give Input on Safety in New Survey The Vision Zero Network lauded a landmark study released last summer by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that recognized the problem of speeding in the U.S. and called for stepped-up national leadership and modernization of speed management practices. In the study, NTSB prevailed upon many influential agencies […]
When it comes to advancing Vision Zero -- the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries -- speed matters most. And as Vision Zero momentum grows across the nation, more cities have been stepping up lead on this critical safety issue of managing speed for safety. Boston, Seattle, Portland, and New York City have […]
The City of Portland has long been a leader in creative solutions to ensure safe, healthy mobility options. As part of Vision Zero, the city is now developing innovative strategies, founded in the safe systems approach, to tackle the deadly problem of speed. These strategies include working with Oregon Department of Transportation to seek alternatives […]
Demonstrates Safety Over Speed From Boston’s website: Neighborhood Slow Streets is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston. We aim to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Safe streets and a high quality of […]

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