The Vision Zero Advocate Conference just wrapped up in Toronto, and was a highly successful three day event. We are so grateful to all of our speakers, sponsors and partners that supported this sold-out event.
Key topics of discussion included the impending legalization of cannabis and the impact this will have on road safety, the use of data and technology for Vision Zero and the human side of Vision Zero: the why behind what we do. Among a line-up of experts, we welcomed panelists from the City of Toronto who launched their own citywide Vision Zero initiative in 2017.
On Day 1, we were pleased to welcome representation from local and provincial government, with opening addresses from the Ontario Minister of Transportation and local Toronto Councilors. Over the course of the conference, we featured speakers from far and wide: including subject matter experts from across North America as well as the birthplace of Vision Zero: Sweden. Attendees included municipal officials, cycling advocates, non-profit organizations, police and emergency services, Public Health professionals, transportation engineers and more. As with the 2017 event, having representation from a wide variety of backgrounds was key to having engaging discussion and debate. For the tradeshow component, we welcomed over 15 vendors from across North America shared the latest trends and technology in traffic safety.
Overall, the 2018 event was a resounding success for both the Vision Zero Advocate Institute and ATS Traffic, and we look forward to hosting the 3rd annual event in 2019! Stay tuned for details on next year’s conference date and location, which will be announced in the coming months.
We are excited to make presentations available on the Vision Zero Advocate Institute resource page- check them out, and let us know what you think!
- Blame (the other) Driver: Vision Zero International – Karin Hassner
- Canadian Road Safety Overview – Pamela Fuselli
- Case Study: Los Angeles – Chelsea Richer
- Case Study: Montreal – Daphne Dethier
- Case Study: Vancouver – Liliana Quintero
- Changing the System: A Canadian Perspective – Tony Churchill
- Development of a Vision Zero Road Safety Plan – Pedram Izadpanah
- Impaired Driving: Will Canada’s Cannabis Legalization Kill Our Vision Zero? – Chief John Batiste
- Improving Road Safety and Increasing Active School Transportation – Dr. Alison Macpherson
- King Street Transit Pilot – Jesse Coleman
- Road to Successful Advocacy – Erika Lefevre
- Safety Through Intelligent Infrastructure – Dr. Ken Smith
- The Future of Road Safety: The Internet of Things – Gary Semplonius
- Top Down and Bottom Up Synergies – Leah Shahum
- Toronto Pedestrian and Cyclist Analysis – Kate Bassil
- Vision Zero and Terror – Alex Kelly
- Vision Zero for Youth – Nancy Pullen-Seufert
- Vision Zero in Human Terms – David Stark