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Nashville Mayor Wants Quick Fixes for Transportation Woes

Nashville’s population is booming, and all that growth is putting a serious strain on Nashville’s formerly free-flowing streets. In an effort to make good on campaign promises to improve transportation, Mayor Megan Barry released an action agenda in late May outlining projects she wants to accomplish in her first term in office. Moving the Music City includes plans for improving bus frequency, building bike infrastructure, sidewalks and crosswalks, and implementing Vision Zero strategies. Read more... Read more

Denver and Philly Ask Residents: How Do Our Streets Work for You?

N​obody knows the ins and outs of a neighborhood better than the people who live there. Vision Zero planning in Denver and Philadelphia is taking that into account. They’re two of the latest U.S. cities to embrace Vision Zero, by aiming to prevent (or, bring to zero) traffic-related fatalities. Now, as the cities work to sift through the data necessary to shape their targeted infrastructure, enforcement and outreach plans, they’ve both turned to crowdsourcing to capture community concerns about dangerous... Read more

Integrating Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and Transportation Equity

​How do Complete Streets and Vision Zero fit into a comprehensive planning approach? And what can planners and advocates do to support Transportation Equity in community development? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition in this webinar to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and Livable Memphis. They will share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets and Vision Zero projects. They will also explore how key partnerships help to achieve... Read more

3 Success Stories Show How to Apply Road Safety Through Public Health Plans

​The idea of linking Vision Zero and public health came about because according to US standards if 30,000 people died each year from a curable disease, that would be considered a public health crisis. However, when there are the same number of deaths in avoidable traffic accidents, they’re treated very differently. Because of this, the network states that an “urgent health framing and a public response” are necessary for these deaths to be dealt with accordingly. Read more... Read more

Philadelphia Lays Out Data-Driven Plan for Eliminating Traffic Deaths

​Philadelphia’s new Vision Zero Action Plan prioritizes data collection in its quest to end traffic related deaths by 2030. The action plan takes aim to help fix unsafe streets and calls for more protected bike lanes and red light cameras. But its scope is wider, proposing changes in the areas of licensing and inspection that will affect how the police and public health departments conduct business. Read more... Read more

Portland Lays Out Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

It’s been a bad year for traffic deaths in Portland. Just last week, in separate incidents on the same night, drivers hit and killed two people walking on SE Division Street, a busy arterial. Their deaths bring the Oregon city’s 2016 traffic fatality total to 40, the most for Portland since 2003 and slightly more than the 20-year average of 36 annual traffic fatalities. Portland hopes to get that number of traffic deaths to zero by 2025, with their Vision... Read more

NYC Traffic Deaths Down 22 Percent Since Launch of Vision Zero Plan

​Big Apple traffic deaths were down by more than 10 percent in 2015, the first year the speed limit on city streets was lowered to 25 miles per hour. That drop comes on the heels of another large drop the year before. In all, traffic fatalities have fallen by 22 percent since Mayor de Blasio first launched his Vision Zero plan in 2014. Read more... Read more
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