VZ-in-focus

Talking with San Antonio City Councilmember Shirley Gonzales

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 […]

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

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 […]

Vision Zero Growing in the South

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 in 2018: Growing & Measuring a Transformative Vision for Safety

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, […]

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

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 […]

Video

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

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 […]

Vision Zero-Not Just for Big 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.

Landmark National Study Urges Safety Over Speed

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 […]