Everyone has the right to safe mobility, whether walking, bicycling, driving, riding a scooter, using a wheelchair, or riding transit. Yet, each year, more than one million people are killed and millions more injured in preventable traffic crashes globally. These are our friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors. We can prevent these tragedies.
Learn how communities in the U.S. are building momentum for Vision Zero – the of safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all people. Vision Zero Network founder and director Leah Shahum will share promising examples of how some leaders are embracing this paradigm shift in order to prioritize safety over speed and places for people over car-dominated-spaces, as well as the many challenges to advancing safe mobility for all.
Summary of Bio:
Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting U.S. communities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share best practices for safe mobility for all road users.
As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah researched Vision Zero strategies in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah formerly served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.