Vision Zero


As more U.S. cities embrace the Vision Zero approach to curtailing traffic and ensuring pedestrian safety, there’s plenty of compelling data in favor of slow roads coming out of Edinburgh, Scotland. The numbers show how lower speed limits can change drivers’ attitudes about bicyclists — and even let city-dwellers breathe a bit easier thanks to air quality improvement

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DEKRA Vision Zero

When it comes to a qualitative description of traffic safety, the term "vision zero" is often used. The aim: no traffic accident-related fatalities. Overall, we are still a relatively long way away from realising this vision. Even so, it is no utopia. There are many towns and cities in Europe that have already achieved this aim in recent years.

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The ever-thought-provoking David Levinson posed a question at his Transportationist blog earlier this week that's worth a longer look: Are you more likely to die from being in a car crash or from breathing in car emissions? If your gut reaction is like mine, then you've already answered in favor of crashes. But when you really crunch the numbers, the question not only becomes tougher to answer, it raises important new questions of its own.