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Michelle S. Birdsall

The Road to Zero
ITE is a founding member and serves on the Steering Committee
of the Road to Zero Coalition, which has grown to more than
650 organizational members since the U.S. Department of
Transportation established it in 2016 in conjunction with the
National Safety Council. One of the Coalition's primary goals has
been to help imagine the "road" to zero fatalities. Over the past
year experts from the member organizations have worked with
the RAND Corporation to produce a new report, "The Road to
Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050." I encourage you to read it
through the link on ITE's website. ITE is contributing to each of the following three key
strategies the report identifies.
Doubling Down on What Works - This strategy recognizes that in the near
term the only way were are going to reduce fatalities is to employ strategies that have
been proven to work but are not widely used. We have many tools at our disposal such
as the Highway Safety Manual, Crash Modifications Clearinghouse, and the ITE
Safety Resources Toolbox, an ITE's Vision Zero Initiative product that has been recently
enhanced and is available at www.ite.org/visionzero.
Accelerating Advanced Technology - The report's vision is centered on the potential
for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CV/AV) to revolutionize transportation and save
thousands of lives. In support of this vision, ITE released a position statement on CV/AV that
offers key tenets for the development of CV/AV that seek to balance between the desire to
advance innovation and protect public safety. We hope that this position statement and key
tenants stimulate discussion and help build consensus; read more on page 11 of this issue.
Prioritizing Safety - This strategy recognizes that a shift in culture will be required
to get to zero, both in our society and within our profession. We must embrace the idea
that zero is possible and begin to adopt practices that move us in that direction. The ITE
Vision Zero Task Force has identified speed as a key priority area, with a 2017 National
Transportation Safety Board report identifying speed as key contributor to more than
30 percent of all traffic fatalities. ITE, in partnership with the Vision Zero Network, was
awarded a Road to Zero grant to support the development of new approaches and a new
mindset with regard to speed management in urban areas.
The Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc. (TPCB) has also prioritized safety
through the development of its new Road Safety Professional (RSP) Certification with the
goals of recognizing road safety as a profession, establishing a recognized level of practice and
knowledge, and incentivizing safety education. For information about the inaugural RSP Level
1 certification exams to be given in October 2018, visit www.tpcb.org/roadsafetypro.asp.
With nearly 40,000 fatalities annually in the United States alone and 1.25 million
worldwide, I know it is hard to imagine a world where no one dies traveling. I think
the core of the Road to Zero work is the idea that we do not have to accept fatalities
as inevitable, and there are near- and long-term actions that will move us to our goal.
ITE and TPCB are working hard to help make zero a reality. As always, I welcome your
feedback at jpaniati@ite.org, through ITE Community, and on Twitter at @JeffPaniatiITE.

Jeffrey F. Paniati, P.E. (F)
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal May 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
ITE News
ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Industry News
Calendar
Where in the World?
Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
Professional Services Directory
ITE Journal May 2018 - 1
ITE Journal May 2018 - 2
ITE Journal May 2018 - 3
ITE Journal May 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal May 2018 - 5
ITE Journal May 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal May 2018 - 7
ITE Journal May 2018 - People in the Profession
ITE Journal May 2018 - 9
ITE Journal May 2018 - 10
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE News
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
ITE Journal May 2018 - Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE Journal May 2018 - 14
ITE Journal May 2018 - 15
ITE Journal May 2018 - 16
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
ITE Journal May 2018 - 18
ITE Journal May 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal May 2018 - Industry News
ITE Journal May 2018 - 21
ITE Journal May 2018 - Where in the World?
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 26
ITE Journal May 2018 - Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
ITE Journal May 2018 - 28
ITE Journal May 2018 - Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 34
ITE Journal May 2018 - Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 39
ITE Journal May 2018 - Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 45
ITE Journal May 2018 - Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 49
ITE Journal May 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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