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Vision Zero

March 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Minneapolis and St. Paul are teaming up, with new authority granted by the State legislature, to lower speed limits in both cities.
Star Tribune
February 23, 2020, 9am PST
An additional benefit of the 14th Street Busway project in Manhattan has emerged: greatly reduced traffic collision rates.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 19, 2020, 7am PST
Traffic safety initiatives must recognise that all vehicle travel imposes risks, and traffic reduction policies increase safety in addition to other benefits.
Action Vision Zero
Blog post
February 13, 2020, 5am PST
Many jurisdictions have vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction targets, intended to reduce congestion and pollution. They can also provide large but often overlooked traffic safety benefits.
Todd Litman
February 12, 2020, 12pm PST
In 2015, Austin, Texas adopted a Vision Zero goal to reach zero traffic fatalities.
Smart Cities Dive
January 23, 2020, 7am PST
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