Nearly 10 years since the first U.S. cities adopted Vision Zero policies, traffic fatalities are at an all-time high. This isn’t for lack of trying: more than 45 cities have adopted Vision Zero policies and have made significant progress in delivering transportation safety projects and other safety programs. But Vision Zero is undoubtedly at a crossroads, leaving us with a host of unanswered questions: other tools and mechanisms exist, but are we willing to use them? Can we get the buy-in we need to push for wholesale change? In short, where do we go from here?
In this session, David Zipper, author of “Why Vision Zero Hit a Wall” and “Why Isn’t There a Canadian Traffic Safety Crisis?” will moderate a conversation among leaders in cities that are bucking the national fatality trends, those that are asking tough questions about what comes next, and those that are operating in more safety-oriented national contexts.