Bloomberg: Why ‘Vision Zero’ Hit a Wall
David Zipper writing for Bloomberg.com explores why the "Vision Zero" movement has failed to achieve its goals in America.
Despite Vision Zero being one of the hottest ideas in traffic safety, its European success has not translated across the Atlantic. Current trends suggest that is unlikely to change, absent a fundamental rethink around policy implementation.
“Vision Zero had something of a honeymoon phase,” said Leah Shahum, director of the nonprofit Vision Zero Network. “Now we’re butting up against the system.”
Portland has adopted the "Vision Zero" goal and its struggle with disappointing results is mentioned in the article. The city's Vision Zero Task Force was dissolved in January 2021, although the program itself continues.
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Learn more about Portland's Vision Zero program here.