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Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School: Partners in Safety

Thursday, April 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Austin
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Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School:
Partners in Safety

Vision Zero, a movement that works to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries, is gaining visibility, momentum, and political traction in many US cities and towns – providing an opportunity for Safe Routes to School advocates to tap into a broader transportation initiative that is politically connected and often very high-profile. Working together, Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School advocates can leverage data-driven approaches to improve safety, advance equity, and focus investments in areas with the greatest needs first.
 
Our new report, Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School: Partners in Safety, highlights the potential benefits of closer alignment between Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero, explains how to get involved, and offers examples of what Safe Routes to School advocates can push for in Vision Zero action plans that would improve safety for children. It is based on the experiences of Safe Routes to School National Partnership staff and advocates working in several major cities to support Safe Routes to School funding and active transportation policy—including making connections between Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School.

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