VZ US Cities

July 12, 2021 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, People Behind the Progress

Christian Steward is a community leader in Denver, Colorado. He is also a “Community Connector” working for Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure. In this conversation, Christian shares more about what meaningful engagement looks like in practice and how it strengthens work toward Vision Zero. If you are reading this blog, you likely know community engagement …

Talking with Christian Steward, a Denver Community Connector Read More »

May 25, 2020 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, People Behind the Progress, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

For this month’s People Behind the Progress, we are talking with Councilmember Shirley Gonzales, who led the way to establishing the first Vision Zero community in the state of Texas in 2015. She recognized the urgency, given that the traffic fatality rate in San Antonio is three times as high as that in New York …

Talking with San Antonio City Councilmember Shirley Gonzales Read More »

January 30, 2020 | BY Jenn Fox | IN News, Webinars

Big cities aren’t the only entities embracing Vision Zero as a game-changing way to prioritize safe mobility for all. While many of the first communities in the U.S. were, indeed, larger cities, we are also seeing a growing number of smaller and suburban communities who are shifting toward the Safe Systems approach of Vision Zero. …

Not Just Big Cities: Vision Zero in Mid-sized & Suburban Communities Read More »

November 13, 2019 | BY Eric Tuvel | IN Families for Safe Streets, International, News, Press, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

As many Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this month, thousands of others are planning events throughout the county and around the globe to remember those who have been lost in traffic violence that often could have been prevented. On Sunday, November 17, events — both big and small — will be held in honor …

Acting to End Traffic Violence: World Day of Remembrance is Sunday, Nov. 17th Read More »

August 1, 2019 | BY Veronica Vanterpool | IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

If you look at our map of Vision Zero communities, you’ll notice a lot clustered around the east and west coasts in mostly urban communities. This has fostered a misimpression that Vision Zero is a big-city-only approach limited to the “usual suspects.” But, increasingly, more and more communities in southern states including Georgia, Florida, North …

Vision Zero Growing in the South Read More »

January 10, 2018 | BY Leah Shahum | IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

As the number of Vision Zero communities surpasses 30, we commend the advocates and city leaders across the nation who are calling out the truth that traffic deaths are not inevitable and investing in real change — on the streets, in policies, and in funding decisions — to prioritize safety. Heading into a new year, …

Vision Zero in 2018: Growing & Measuring a Transformative Vision for Safety Read More »

November 14, 2017 | BY Kathleen Ferrier | IN Families for Safe Streets, News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Dylan Mitchell was a 21-year-old star athlete in San Francisco who was starting a career as an electrician, following in the footsteps of four generations of Mitchells. But on May 23, 2013, Dylan’s career and future were tragically cut short when he was struck and killed by a garbage truck driver while he commuted to …

Demand Safety on November 19th: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Read More »

September 25, 2017 | BY Kathleen Ferrier | IN News, Webinars

How is Vision Zero working to bring safe mobility for all? What actions are cities taking to enact Vision Zero? This video reviews core principles of Vision Zero and highlights the city of Fremont, California where city leaders have re-evaluated projects and programs through a Vision Zero lens and demonstrated success in a short period …

Webinar Recording: Vision Zero 101 – Approach for Mid-Sized Cities Read More »

September 18, 2017 | BY Kathleen Ferrier | IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Fremont, California, an early-adopter to Vision Zero in the U.S., has a lot in common with other Vision Zero cities, but it’s not the population. It’s a medium-sized, Silicon Valley city – population of 230,000 – with a relatively small budget. Yet, leadership in this city has re-evaluated projects and programs through a Vision Zero lens and demonstrated success in a short period of time.

July 25, 2017 | BY Kathleen Ferrier | IN News, U.S. Vision Zero Cities

Vision Zero cities laud call for action to save 10,000 lives annually We commend the work of the National Transportation Safety Board in issuing recommendations to dramatically reduce speed-related deaths and injuries and urgently raise public understanding of the deadly toll this under-addressed problem is taking nationwide. Read the full press release from Vision Zero Network …

Landmark National Study Urges Safety Over Speed Read More »

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