Who We Are
The Vision Zero Youth Council advocates for safe and sustainable mobility by focusing on the youth experience and supporting the prioritization of youth representation and involvement in decision-making spaces.
We believe that youth are the leading force for positive change in our society, and that we become stronger when we work together.
For this reason, our purpose is to create a network of youth activists to support Vision Zero efforts across the world.
The Vision Zero Youth Council was founded in December of 2014 in New York City after the deaths of three youth from the same middle school. These deaths severely impacted the entire community, bringing the founding group together in hopes of stopping these horrendous and preventable crashes.
The group began hosting monthly meetings at a local middle school to educate their peers on the statistics of road safety, how to be safe road users, and how to be vocal advocates for change. By partnering with other local organizations, the newly-formed Vision Zero Youth Council began speaking up for safer streets at the local, state, and national levels.
Since then, the Vision Zero Youth Council has continued to grow, through local chapters across the U.S. and world.
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK
ROAD SAFETY x SDGs:
AN INSTAGRAM LIVE SERIES
This Instagram Live series aims to highlight the links between road safety and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through conversations with young professionals and youth experts, we explore these links to educate and engage. The first episode was held in April 2023 - recordings of past conversations and future episodes can be found on our Instagram, @vzyouthcouncil.