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 […]

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Changing Culture to Save Lives: Mexico City’s Bold Commitment to Vision Zero

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 […]

Change is Happening: Q & A with Kathleen Ferrier, Outgoing VZN Staff

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 […]

Portland Aims to Tame Speed

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 […]

Take Action to Update Outdated Speed Setting Practices

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 Lowering Speed Matters Most – Successful Strategies from NYC and Chicago

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 […]