Vision Zero

January 31, 2018, 6am PST
Giving pedestrians a head start at crosswalks is a simple fix that could save lots of lives. New York City has already seen a significant reduction in fatalities and injuries.
CityLab
January 19, 2018, 6am PST
Portland has implemented one of the most sweeping commitments to traffic safety of any city in the United States: 20 mph speed limits over the vast majority of the city's streets.
Streetsblog USA
January 17, 2018, 2pm PST
Around the world, car crashes are the tenth leading cause of death, and while the United States is spending money on transportation, that money isn't making the roads safer.
Curbed
January 2, 2018, 2pm PST
Many cities say they've adopted Vision Zero, but the numbers show they aren't actually getting any safer.
Streetsblog USA
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
November 30, 2017, 1pm PST
Traffic signals at more than 2,000 intersections in New York City now have a pedestrian head start, making them the "unsung heroes" of Vision Zero.
The New York Times
November 10, 2017, 2pm PST
The size of fire trucks frustrates advocates on many sides of the public safety debate. The San Francisco Fire Department sought a solution.
SF.Streetsblog
November 6, 2017, 11am PST
Despite enacting a Vision Zero policy in 2015, traffic fatalities continue to rise in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2017, 11am PDT
There have been 100 traffic-related deaths on Denver’s streets since 2016, according to the Denver Post, but the city has decided that there will be no more traffic-related deaths by the year 2030.
The Denver Post
October 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
Traffic safety projects, and with it the city of Los Angeles' Vision Zero and Great Streets initiatives, have been dealt disappointing setbacks in recent months.
Los Angeles Times
August 4, 2017, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles Times critiques the political culture in Los Angeles. In this case, it's the failure of a road diet project that provoked the criticism, but these lessons apply to the city's bicycle plans and homeless housing plans, too.
Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2017, 10am PDT
A high-profile controversy over a decision by the city of Los Angeles to remove a vehicle lane in either direction has finally come to an end. The vehicle lanes will be restored.
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2017, 5am PDT
The police report conflicts with videos showing CitiBike rider Dan Hanegby, 36, an avid cyclist on his daily commute, being hit by a charter bus on June 12. Almost a year earlier, a Divvy Bike rider was fatally struck by a truck in Chicago.
The New York Times
June 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C. has place to do a new Barnes Dance.
Greater Greater Washington
June 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
Chicago is following in the footsteps of cities around the country (a few years behind the pack) in adopting a Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026.
Chi.Streetsblog
June 9, 2017, 2pm PDT
A Streetsblog NYC article argues that New York misses an opportunity to make itself more vibrant and accessible by focusing only on safety and not also on active transit infrastructure.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 6, 2017, 6am PDT
Project launch seeks volunteers to analyze videos, support new technology
GeekWire
May 21, 2017, 7am PDT
Cable news networks interrupted broadcasts on Thursday morning with breaking news: a vehicle had just driven three block on the sidewalks in Times Square, New York, resulting in massive casualties. Anchors asked, "Was it terrorism or an accident?"
Daily News
May 14, 2017, 11am PDT
An op-ed wonders when enough bike fatalities will be enough.
The Orange County Register
April 21, 2017, 10am PDT
A new public service announcement from Oregon Metro brings the point of Vision Zero goals for traffic safety close to home.
Bike Portland