The 29th CARSP Conference – May 2019

CARSP Conference 2019

May 26-29, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – Hotel Arts

Theme: Vision Zero

Join us in May for the 2019 CARSP Conference where the theme will be Vision Zero. The trend of Canadian provinces and municipalities adopting Vision Zero as their road safety or transportation strategy, and the corresponding need this has created for clarification, sharing and inspiring change related to the Vision Zero approach, is the driving force behind the 2019 theme. Vision Zero got its roots in Sweden, where the approach has resulted in noteworthy successes – Sweden has one of the lowest annual rates of road deaths in the world (2.8 out of 100,000 as compared to 6.0 in Canada and 10.6 in the United States). Fatalities involving pedestrians have also fallen, by almost 50% in the last 5 years. Now, this approach is catching on throughout North America, with the hopes of achieving similar success. The focus of the conference will be on clarifying what a North-American version of Vision Zero should and shouldn’t look like, what strategies have worked, lessons learned, and lastly will look to the future in terms of where we need to go. These aspects of Vision Zero will be explored by means of plenary and panel sessions.

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