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Addressing Unjust Financial Penalties in Traffic Safety, Vision Zero

by Nora Hanak Along with troubling racial disparities evident in law enforcement, including traffic stops, many are increasingly recognizing the economic inequities that are often a collateral consequence of traditional traffic safety efforts. It’s clear that the criminal justice system and related financial penalties associated with traffic citations disproportionately harm people of color and people […]

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Webinar Recap: Introducing Vision Zero Road Safety to Local Fleets

Professional drivers can be powerful forces in achieving Vision Zero. Vision Zero requires the commitment of all parts of society and achieving it — eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries — depends on full participation. The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads (TSR) convened a conversation with city and business leaders about ways […]

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Pivoting to the Safe Systems Approach:
How Federal, State & Local Leaders
Can Advance Vision Zero

As interest in and support for Vision Zero grow across the U.S., it is an important time to make sure we’re clear on what Vision Zero really is. And what it is not. Vision Zero is not a slogan. Not a tagline. Not just a “program.” It is — as described below by Federal, State […]

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Changing the Role of Policing in Traffic Safety: Berkeley Leads Early Progress

The Vision Zero Network is one of many organizations questioning the role of enforcement in the goal of traffic safety. Traffic stops are the most common way for people in the U.S. to interact with police. And Black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over and four-times as likely to be searched by […]

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Webinar Recap: Integrating Fleet Safety in Your Vision Zero Program

The Vision Zero Network and Together for Safer Roads convened international experts for an interactive discussion on integrating fleet safety in Vision Zero programs. We were joined by Alex Epstein with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center, Peter Binham of Transportation for London, and Keith Kerman, New York City Chief Fleet Officer. Cities […]

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Webinar Recap: Understanding & Addressing Transportation Equity in Latino Communities in the U.S.

by Nora Hanak We were pleased to host a conversation in November 2020 aimed at better understanding and addressing transportation equity in Latino Communities in the U.S. Our knowledgeable and engaging presenters were Amanda Merck, of Salud America!, the Latino health equity promotion program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San […]

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Webinar Recap: Where Do We Go from Here? A Critical Discussion on Road Safety & the Pandemic

We were joined on October 14th by an esteemed panel of transportation safety pros to talk about the challenges and opportunities to safe mobility during this trying time of continued pandemic conditions. Recognizing that COVID-19 is, in many ways, transforming life as we know it in both short-term and potentially long-term ways, this panel discussion […]

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Webinar Recap: How MPOs Can Lead on Vision Zero & Equitable Mobility

By Nora Hanak We are encouraged to see that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are increasingly recognizing their roles in the critical work of safety and equity in their mobility efforts. In our September 24th webinar, “How MPOs Can Lead on Vision Zero & Equitable Mobility” (linked below), we were pleased to learn from Lake McTighe, […]