Road to Zero Events

Road to Zero Events

Annual Road to Zero Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 4
1 to 4 p.m.
National League of Cities, 660 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming Webinars

All Road to Zero webinars can be accessed with the following link and call-in number:

Link: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/rtz-seminar/
Phone: (404) 443-6397
Meeting access code: 5289517

Wednesday, Jan. 22
1 p.m. (ET)

Shifting the Paradigm: Systems Approaches to Road Safety in U.S. Cities, a Road to Zero Coalition Webinar

As pedestrian fatalities continue to increase in the United States, cities and towns are learning that traditional approaches to improving safety are insufficient. Communities are recognizing the value in Safe System approaches that deploy comprehensive and sustained investment to protect vulnerable road users. With grant funds from the Road to Zero Coalition, America Walks partnered with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center in 2018 to provide training, technical assistance and mini grants to 12 U.S. communities to facilitate a shift toward Safe System approaches to solving the rise in pedestrian fatalities and injuries. With the right training and engagement, local governments and community partners strengthened their commitment to safety, enhanced coordination and technical skills needed to implement more evidence-based Safe System approaches, and hastened the pace on the Road to Zero. This webinar will highlight successes and lessons learned from this program in 12 midsize U.S. cities. Communities will share their success stories and respond to attendees’ questions.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
1 p.m (ET)

A systems approach to reduce drowsy driving among night-shift nurses, a Road to Zero Coalition Webinar

2018 Safe Systems Innovation Grant recipient Dr. Tony McDonald of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University will discuss the findings and lessons learned from a study of drowsy driving education and technology interventions for night shift nurses. The multi-phase project consisted of interviews and a large naturalistic driving study. The findings of these phases highlighted the urgent need for drowsy driving interventions among nurses and provide a potential pathway to effective solutions.

Wednesday, March 25
1 p.m (ET)

Implementing a Bicycle-Friendly Driver Program, a Road to Zero Coalition Webinar

2018 Safe Systems Innovation Grant recipient, Bicycle Colorado, will give an overview of the implementation of their statewide Bicycle-Friendly Driver program, lessons learned, and next steps for the program. Bicycle-Friendly Driver is designed to teach motorists and bicyclists how to use our streets safely together. The 1.5-hour, interactive courses cover laws for each road user, how to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure and how to avoid common crashes between motorists and bicyclists.

Wednesday, May 20
1 p.m (ET)

City of Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, a Road to Zero Coalition Webinar

In the spring of 2015, Mayor Walsh announced a commitment to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries from Boston’s roadways through a Vision Zero initiative. Over the past three years, a Vision Zero Task Force and rapid response teams were formed, data sharing agreements among agencies were executed, nation-leading truck side guard legislation was passed, data analysis with community input was initiated, a comprehensive mobility plan called GoBoston 2030 was launched, and large-scale capital projects have broken ground. However, much of the initiative’s success rests on the ability of Bostonians to change the way they behave when they are behind the wheel of a car.

Capitalizing on the competitive nature of the city, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics piloted the first edition of the Boston’s Safest Driver competition in the fall of 2016. The program utilized a smartphone app developed by Cambridge Mobile Telematics to score drivers at the end of each of their trips. The goal was that, through self-reflection and friendly competition, they could shift behaviors behind the wheel, and if they did it in the right way, make it habit forming. After a very successful pilot that showed reductions in phone distraction, speeding and hard braking among users, the office reshaped and scaled the program in 2019 for broader adoption based on their learnings. This webinar will highlight the successes and lessons learned from this program.

Speakers are:

  • Kristopher Carter, Co-chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Yifan Lu, Program Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
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