Safe Moves Receives the Vision Zero for Youth USA Leadership Award, City of Fremont

Vision Zero

Vision Zero for Youth

This award recognizes places in the United States that are leading the way in prioritizing children’s safety. Now in its third year, the award is given annually by the National Center for Safe Routes to School in partnership with the FIA Foundation and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

As you may know Safe Moves has been providing traffic safety education to elementary, middle and high schools since 1984. We are proud to say that we have seen positive results from our partnerships with cities in the reduction of collisions among school-aged children. In fact, one of our recent success stories is with the city of Fremont whom we have worked with since 2006 to present.

In February 2020, the city of Fremont was named the recipient of the Vision Zero for Youth USA Leadership Award for its work in promoting and implementing programs to protect children and their families. The award acknowledges that from 2013 to 2018, the city saw a 90% reduction in major crashes among youth. Following the implementation of Vision Zero policy, the city of Fremont moved forward with the integration of Safe Routes to School programming and site assessments of all city schools. In addition, recommended routes for safe walking and bicycling to each school were shared city-wide in efforts to continue to protect children.

The recognition reflects the city’s efforts in implementing traffic safety education and infrastructure improvements that have saved the lives of children. We are honored to be a part of their efforts.

We look forward to working with you this upcoming school year.

Pat Hines
Founder & Executive Director