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Vision Zero

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Philadelphia's succeeded at reducing traffic fatalities in the first years after adopting a Vision Zero goal. That success didn't last, and one writer is calling for the city to back up its ambitious talk with actions.
Philadelphia
December 11, 2019, 2pm PST
After an initial wave of speed limit reductions in 2016, the city of Seattle will embark on a major expansion of speed limit reductions over the next 18 months.
The Urbanist
November 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Berkeley could decide to deprioritize enforcement of people on bikes who treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is free of traffic.
Berkeleyside
November 16, 2019, 7am PST
A call for more advocacy by citizens and more action cities in the name of cautious driving and pedestrian safety.
Cincinnati Enquirer
November 13, 2019, 10am PST
Vision Zero is an ambitious goal, but it's impossible if traffic safety ideas aren't tested and implemented on the street.
CityLab
November 13, 2019, 6am PST
Despite efforts by federal regulators to curtail painted crosswalks, Cincinnati is moving forward with a unique program to paint murals on streets to slow traffic.
Smart Cities Dive
October 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Many cities aren't planning and designing for their aging residents, despite a world full of examples to model from, according to a new report from the Milliken Institute.
Smart Cities Dive
October 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The New York City Council is expected to pass a "Streets Master Plan" this week that City Council Speaker Corey Johnson describes as designed to "break the car culture."
Gothamist
October 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Long-time bike and pedestrian safety champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is among the authors of a new bill to provide federal funding for Vision Zero projects.
The Oregonian
October 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The Maryland county is launching a traffic safety program, but much work and many changes are needed to eliminate traffic fatalities.
Greater Greater Washington
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Street improvements to benefit cyclists and pedestrians have been moving rapidly in San Francisco since the June approval of the Vision Zero quick-build initiative, a two-year plan to expedite safety project on high-injury corridors.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2019, 9am PDT
It's not quite citywide speed limit reductions that some Vision Zero cities are implementing, but the city of Austin has approved a suite of speed limit changes.
KUT
September 18, 2019, 7am PDT
A report on how to implement Vision Zero traffic safety improvements in the city of Minneapolis included an ambitious menu of options, including lower speed limits citywide.
Star Tribune
September 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
Berkeley, California might have a reputation of a very progressive city, but when it comes to cycling, it appears to have little tolerance for cyclists who roll through stop signs. Police are justifying the crackdown on the terms of a state grant.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 2019, 7am PDT
At least one of the country's largest cities has positive progress to report when it comes to reducing the number of people killed on streets.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 8, 2019, 7am PDT
A Vision Zero program in Los Angeles is memorializing the tragedies of traffic collisions at 100 locations around the city.
Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2019, 9am PDT
Education, engineering, and enforcement are the three "e's" of Vision Zero in San Francisco. A lack of on of those "e's"—enforcement—might explain why more people are dying on the city's streets this year that any year since the city adopted Vision Z
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2019, 11am PDT
José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.
The New York Times
August 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The initiative focuses on safety, but fatalities are up and ridership growth is down in New York City. How is Vision Zero missing the mark?
Jalopnik