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Webinar Recap: Developing a Proactive, Systems-Based Approach to Safety

Lessons from New York City and Seattle Vision Zero’s Safe Systems approach means moving beyond a rearward review of crash maps to a forward-facing focus on trends and patterns to help identify future problem areas and work to prevent severe crashes before they happen. This means determining, analyzing, and addressing the underlying risk factors that […]

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Webinar Recap: Lighting Can Provide for Safety AND Data in Vision Zero

Quality street lighting can sometimes be overlooked as an important strategy for improving safety, but it should be a component seriously considered in Vision Zero planning and implementation. New developments in lighting and smart technology are giving cities more flexibility in choices and data to target problem areas and make effective improvements to safety on […]

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From Intersections to High Injury Corridors: How Data Can Focus Vision Zero Efforts

Lessons from San Francisco’s High Injury Network Data The Vision Zero Network, as part of its efforts to ensure meaningful Vision Zero commitments among communities in the U.S., recently hosted a webinar with leaders from San Francisco to share their experience in creating a High Injury Network, or the mapping of local corridors where high […]

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Focus on Outcomes Key to Effective Vision Zero Action Plans

At its best, Vision Zero has the potential to galvanize a thorough and lasting shift in how we design and use our transportation systems to prioritize the preservation and quality of human life. At its worst, Vision Zero runs the risk of becoming a watered-down slogan that provides only a vague attempt toward real, life-saving […]

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Yes You CAN Manage Speeds in your Community: Portland Shows us How

The City of Portland has long been a leader in creative solutions to ensure safe, healthy mobility options. As part of Vision Zero, the city is now developing innovative strategies, founded in the safe systems approach, to tackle the deadly problem of speed. These strategies include working with Oregon Department of Transportation to seek alternatives […]