Vision Zero 201: How to shift to a Safe System approach

by Leah Shahum April 29, 2022 in News, Webinars

You understand the basics of Vision Zero and how its Safe System foundation differ from the traditional approach to roadway safety … so, what’s next?

Find out in our Vision Zero 201 session – a 1-hour overview that moves beyond the basics and highlights the next-level, transformational changes needed to make meaningful and lasting roadway safety changes in your community. We talk about why most recently declared Vision Zero communities in the U.S. are not yet trending in the right direction, and what we can do about it (Spoiler: It will include more deep-down changes to the status quo, so this isn’t going to be quick or easy, but it is possible).

We were joined by staff of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) who shared information about the promising new National Roadway Safety Strategy (more on our top takeaways) and exciting new safety funding opportunities (find out how to advocate for spending this most effectively).

We encourage everyone to check out the U.S. DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and the forthcoming new Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program, expected to launch in May 2022, with three informational sessions coming up.

And for those newer to Vision Zero, we recommend checking out our recent Vision Zero 101 recording and Where to Start on the Road to Vision Zero and more resources, all covering the foundational elements of the Safe System approach and how this differs from the traditional approach.

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