The Benefits of Slowing Down Traffic Starting Where Children Walk and Bike

Source: Vision Zero for Youth

Building on the success of local safe routes to school programs, cities are finding that starting speed reduction programs where kids are present – in school zones, near parks, and playgrounds – can jumpstart community buy-in for such efforts. They also create safer, more livable communities for all while focusing on one of the most vulnerable groups. Approaching challenging issues through the lens of youth road safety, such as school travel, can garner public and political support and can demonstrate a commitment to taking action to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries in a tangible way. Vision Zero for Youth ( incorporates lessons learned from youth-focused initiatives such as safe routes to school and applies Vision Zero principles to advance safety for youth in all settings.

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