Vision Zero Network, Road Safety Company Numetric Partner Up

The company, which makes tools to help governments find and fix dangerous stretches of roadway, will become an official supporter of the network. In return, the network will promote the company in its activities.

Numetric, a company that makes software for governments to identify unsafe roads and fix them, is partnering with the Vision Zero Network.

The network, which is international but counts more than 40 U.S. cities among its members, consists of governments that have adopted a goal to reduce traffic fatalities to zero. According to Numetric CEO Nate Bowler, the partnership means that his company is an official supporter of the network.

That means, in part, that the Vision Zero Network will be promoting the company.

“As a part of becoming a formal supporter of the Vision Zero Network, Numetric will have the opportunity to be included in newsletters, website presence with other supporters, best practice webinar, etc.,” Bowler wrote in an email.

Members of the network will not get free or discounted access to the company’s software.

Numetric’s software has been used by government agencies such as the Utah Department of Transportation to find areas with high crash rates and then analyze the data to figure out what’s causing the crashes and help officials identify possible fixes.

The Vision Zero concept began in 1997 in Sweden, and the current-day Vision Zero Network includes New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Seattle.

Editor's note: A correction was made to this story to clarify that the Vision Zero Network did not begin in Sweden.

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.