• Vision Zero in Oregon

    by  • December 14, 2010 • Safety • 0 Comments

    The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) in Oregon, one of the largest and most effective bike advocacy groups in the country, wants “Vision Zero” for Oregon. What is “Vision Zero”?

    Zero deaths, zero injuries, zero fear of traffic.

    In addition to the basic motivation of reducing the carnage on our roads, “Vision Zero” has a special relevance for bike advocates, as BTA notes:

    We know that to truly increase the number of people bicycling every day, we need to reduce the fear of traffic crashes.


    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

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