A resource for communities to promote the implementation and expansion of Vision Zero in local school zones. This report addresses one of the most tragic and preventable health issues affecting youth in cities around the world: road traffic deaths and injuries. Every day, more than 500 children die because of a traffic collision, and tens…

Transforming a vibrant and diverse metropolis like Mexico City is no easy task. But consistent progress, led by elected officials and citizen groups alike, is leading to impressive results. On International Pedestrian Day, Mayor Miguel Mancera (above, centered) announced a new Vision Zero policy which will improve safety and comfort for pedestrians across the city….

Vision Zero is about more than looking both ways. The following article, “Ending the Body Count,” appears in the upcoming fall edition of Transportation Alternatives’ Reclaim Magazine. Last year, I wrote a letter to the NYC Department of Transportation asking for traffic calming on 65th Street near my home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Several elderly pedestrians…

Los Angeles residents lose over 100 hours each year due to traffic congestion. For decades, freeways and single-family neighborhoods spread outward and parking consumed more land. It’s difficult to get around Los Angeles without a car–yet it’s difficult to get around with a car due to frequent traffic. The metropolitan area also has the worst…

Lisa Bender is the President of the Minneapolis City Council and Council Member for Ward 10. Throughout her two terms in office Council President Bender has been a leader on transportation issues, including championing the City’s adoption of a Complete Streets Policy, including a $400 million investment in complete streets, a Vision Zero commitment and…

Michael Replogle, a globally recognized expert on sustainable transportation, was appointed in 2015 as Deputy Commissioner for Policy for New York City’s Department of Transportation, where he is chief strategy advisor. He shapes the City’s Vision Zero initiatives, which have cut road traffic deaths by 25% in 5 years, and the City’s bike share system,…

Laura Ballesteros is the former Planning Undersecretary at the Secretariat of Mobility in Mexico City’s Government, where she implemented the Mobility Law through specialized public policy for non-motorized mobility, road safety, and integrated transport systems. Her first act in the job was promoting new transit regulations for Mexico City, built with the principles of Vision…

Michael Replogle is the founder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and he has also served as ITDP’s President, and as Managing Director for Policy.  In those roles, he oversaw growth of ITDP to a staff of 80 and a budget of $10 million, enabling the organization to advance better urban public transport,…

  We are proud to announce the appointments of former Santiago mayor Carolina Tohà and transport and social justice champion Rehana Moosajee to the ITDP board of directors, as well as the election of longtime sustainable transport advocate Paul Steely White as chair. Carolina Tohà served as Mayor of Santiago, Chile from 2012-2016, and is…

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