webinar recap

May 6, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

While transportation is most often thought of as how we get  from one place to another—it's also about access and opportunity and our sense of place and community. So, efforts to advance Vision Zero is not just about the work that planners and engineers do, it’s an opportunity for everyone who uses the transportation system […]

April 3, 2024 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Traditionally, vehicle safety has been considered a federal issue. So, understandably, many municipalities have shied away from including vehicle-related safety issues in their Vision Zero plans. But there are important ways that local communities can – and should – add this important Safe System component into their local road safety work. Learn more and hear […]

March 4, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

With increasing urgency, researchers, advocates and practitioners are asking the question: How do we make our roadway safety efforts in the U.S. more effective and equitable? And increasingly, the most promising responses draw inspiration from the strategies used by the public health profession.  While transportation and public health have long shared a symbiotic relationship, unfortunately,  […]

February 6, 2024 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

To achieve Vision Zero, we’ve got to recognize and address the disparities in who faces the greatest safety risks on our roadways, sidewalks and bikeways. Today, Black people are killed in crashes at a 30 percent higher rate compared to the white people and those living in low-income communities experience a fatality rate 35 percent […]

November 3, 2023 • BY Leah Shahum • IN News, Webinars

Managing speeds is a critical – if not the critical – strategy to advance Vision Zero. Recognizing this, communities are looking for ways to more rapidly pilot and implement effective actions to reduce speeds. And, fortunately, funding – including from the new federal Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program – is increasingly […]

October 27, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

In the U.S., BIPOC and low-income communities experience an alarmingly high and disproportionate burden of risk on our roadways. The need for change is urgent. And the opportunity is ripe for policymakers, roadway safety professionals and Vision Zero advocates to address this tragic – and preventable – racial and income gap in safety outcomes. Vision […]

October 3, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

How do we know if we are making progress on Vision Zero goals in a community? What are ways to communicate promising steps that may not be visible to all? How about the challenges that need to be addressed? And, how do we continue to learn and evolve to reach our Vision Zero goals?  These […]

June 15, 2023 • BY Jenn Fox • IN News, Webinars

The fact that speed is a factor in at least one-third of roadway deaths in the U.S. is well known in traffic safety circles. Yet, for too long, we have made little progress in addressing America’s tragic – and preventable – speed problem.  Why? Part of the reason, we believe, is that we’ve been focusing […]

May 12, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

When it comes to advancing Vision Zero, data is crucial to set goals and strategies and measure progress to eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries. One key step is identifying your community’s High Injury Network (HIN) to show where the high numbers of traffic deaths and serious injuries are occurring. This should also help set […]

May 2, 2023 • BY Tiffany Smith • IN News, Webinars

In developing a Vision Zero Action Plan, the process can be just as important as the product. That’s because moving from commitment to action takes more than words, or even good ideas, written into a plan. Progress takes building buy-in for changing the status quo and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders who understand and […]

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