Vision zero in the United States versus Sweden: Infrastructure improvement for cycling safety

Matthew Cushing, Jonathan Hooshmand, Bryan Pomares, Gillian A Hotz

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Abstract

Inspired by Swedish legislation, Vision Zero policies are being adopted in the United States with increasing frequency. Although some view the goal of eliminating serious injury and death on the road system as impractical, Sweden's lower rates of road-related injury and death provide compelling evidence that more can be done to improve US cycling safety. We examine existing Vision Zero and cycling-related literature to highlight the central components of the Swedish policy, with the goal of providing evidence-based recommendations for successful implementation of similar policies in the United States. Ultimately, infrastructure design should remain central in US Vision Zero plans, but supplemental initiatives promoting a cycling and safety culture also can be incorporated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2178-2180
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume106
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Vision zero in the United States versus Sweden : Infrastructure improvement for cycling safety. / Cushing, Matthew; Hooshmand, Jonathan; Pomares, Bryan; Hotz, Gillian A.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 106, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 2178-2180.

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Cushing, Matthew ; Hooshmand, Jonathan ; Pomares, Bryan ; Hotz, Gillian A. / Vision zero in the United States versus Sweden : Infrastructure improvement for cycling safety. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2016 ; Vol. 106, No. 12. pp. 2178-2180.
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