Moving from Vision to Action: What Will it Take to Reach Vision Zero? A new resource from the #VisionZero Network

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A New Resource from the Vision Zero Network

Vision Zero. The words are intriguing…captivating even. The bold concept appeals to many people. After all, who would be against the goal of reducing the number of needless traffic deaths to zero? And, the urgency is unambiguous, given that more than 35,000 people were killed (and millions more injured) in traffic crashes in the U.S. last year alone.

Yet, words and good intentions will not be enough to ensure that Vision Zero succeeds. So, what will be?

This is the question being asked by an ever-increasing number of people across our country. Today, mayors, police chiefs, transportation and public health professionals, community leaders, loved ones of victims, and many more people are stepping up to declare that “enough is enough” of the preventable tragedies on our roadways. More than 20 U.S. cities have committed to the goal of Vision Zero – eliminating traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users – in the past three years alone. This is a significant step in the right direction.

MoBikeFed comment: Resources for implementing Vision Zero in your community at our Missouri Vision Zero page:

http://mobikefed.org/VisionZero