Co-hosted by:
City of Calgary

CARSP Conference 2019

Post-conference Workshop: Vision Zero – Understanding and Action

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:00am-3:30pm

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Post-conference workshop





Vision Zero is a road safety initiative that was developed in Sweden and can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. The road system that keeps us moving everyday should be designed to protect us when we make mistakes. Numerous cities across the world, including many in Canada have adopted Vision Zero or are in the process of developing their own strategic plans to create thriving, healthy, and safe communities.

Join CARSP and Parachute in this full-day interactive Vision Zero workshop to hear from experts and champions active in Vision Zero and Safe Systems approaches in Canada. The first part of the workshop will be aimed at understanding the concepts and interpretations of Vision Zero and provide an overview of best practices and challenges from active and emerging Vision Zero municipalities in Canada. The second part of the workshop will be focused on putting Vision Zero into action, and will include a short field visit to see how data is used in Vision Zero interventions in Calgary. Participants will engage in hands-on design challenges and partnership and collaboration discussions. Participants will leave ready to consider action plans to create safer roads and reduce the number of road fatalities and injuries in their communities.


This professional development event has the following objectives.  Participants will:

    1. Understand what Vision Zero (VZ) is and isn't, and how to communicate it to stakeholders.
    2. Understand multidisciplinary approaches involved in developing a VZ road safety strategy, including the Safe Systems Approach.
    3. Understand the different 'building blocks' of a strategy including: data and evaluation; built environment (including land use and mode choice), education and enforcement; collaboration and partnerships; communications; governance and funding.
    4. Discuss and explore ways in which communities of all sizes and settings can work together towards a common goal of eliminating road injuries.
    5. Gain practical, hands-on experience at putting Vision Zero principles into action, by way of a site visit and multidisciplinary break-out groups.


(includes lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments)

  • $100 for CARSP members and Parachute Vision Zero Network Partners (CARSP members should login to receive this rate.  Parachute partners please get coupon code from
  • $125 for non-members/partners

The workshop can be purchased in three ways:

  1. When registering for the full conference registration or
  2. When registering for the last full day (or half day) of the conference (Note: Special Rate for the last full day (or half day) of the conference (which is Wednesday May 29th) is only available on this webpage, not on the conference registration page for Wednesday only.
  3. Purchased separately (You do not need to be registered for the conference to register for the workshop).


Kahanoff Centre, 105 12 Ave SE #200, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A1 (very close to Hotel Arts – Conference Venue)


Thursday May 30th 9:00am-3:30pm