Advocates Push Anew For Driver Ban on Handheld Devices

April 13, 2017


"We must make distracted driving socially unacceptable just as drunk driving is today," said Emily Stein.

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Steps being taken in Boston to curb crashes involving pedestrians

January 26, 2017


"We know that New York City is spending $13 per person on Vision Zero, San Francisco is spending $75 per person on Vision Zero, and Boston's per capita is three dollars."

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Boston Has Yet to Deliver on Big Promises to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

January 20, 2017


"The Vision Zero Coalition, which includes organizations like the LivableStreets Alliance, the Boston Cyclists Union, and Walk Boston, recently released a report calling on Walsh and the City Council to devote more resources to street redesign and staff up agencies like the DOT and Department of Public Works, address Boston’s traffic safety problem. Traffic fatalities in Boston fell last year, but there was a jump in pedestrian deaths, according to Andrew McFarland of the LivableStreets Alliance. The group estimates 15 pedestrians were killed within city limits in 2016, up from nine in 2015."

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Advocates: City's Traffic Plan Needs More Funding

December 8, 2016


“The bottom line is that the City of Boston needs to be allocating more resources and staffing to implementing Vision Zero if it is going to meet its 2030 goal."

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Report: Boston Needs More Resources To Achieve Vision Zero Goals

December 7, 2016


"Boston's initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities needs more funding and more proactive efforts to redesign crash 'hot spots' in the city, according to a new report by the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition."

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Boston's Traffic Fatality Reduction Plan Needs More $$$, Coalition Says

December 6, 2016


“The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition's progress report, scheduled for release on Wednesday, will include a timeline and map 'detailing where and when fatal traffic crashes have occurred in Boston in the past year and how the City has responded to each,' according to the coalition."

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Boston Has 'Vision' for Zero Fatal Traffic Crashes

November 24, 2016


"The vigil was one of many held across the globe on World Remembrance Day. 'Each cut-out represents a person who was killed,' Andrew McFarland, of Livable Streets Alliance, said. Silhouettes pepper Boston streets to call attention to the locations of fatal crashes. One silhouette was placed beside a Washington Street crosswalk in Roslindale in memory of Silvia Acosta, a 78-year-old woman who was killed trying to cross the street."

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Eerie Reminders of Fatal Crashes Coming to City Streets

November 18, 2016


A coalition calling for safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists is placing stark and ghostly reminders around the city this week near spots where people have been killed in crashes with motor vehicles. Members of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition have created white plastic cutouts shaped like people, and they are fastening the eerie silhouettes to lamp posts and street signs.

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Pedestrians, bikers hold rally for safer streets at City Hall

September 30, 2016


The rally, organized by the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, aimed to express solidarity with victims of traffic accidents and to call on Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to recommit to Vision Zero, the group’s initiative to rid the city of fatal crashes by 2030, Vision Zero member Becca Wolfson said at the beginning of the rally.

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Bike safety takes center stage at City Hall rally

September 29, 2016


The group organizing Thursday's rally, the Vision Zero Coalition, wants the city to spend more money on redesigning roads; hire more staff to deal with the issue; and deliver on goals laid out last year, including lowering the speed limit on Boston streets.

Mayor Marty Walsh's office said he is committed to all of that. A member of his staff will attend the City Hall rally, promising a significant update on plans.

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