Tag Archives: Vision Zero

Vision Zero Cities 2017 Conference

​Whether you’re from a city that’s looking to learn more about eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, or a city that’s years into Vision Zero implementation, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to network with the top minds in street safety policy. May 2 – 4 in New York City. Learn more and register... 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

Vision Zero Conference 2017

The VisionZero Conference is coming to Philadelphia. Organized by the Bicycle Coalition, VisionZero 2017 will bring together leading experts, elected officials and members of the public to share opportunities and best practices for creating local roadways that respect all human dignity and eliminate traffic deaths. Learn more and register... 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