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CARSP Conference 2019
May 26-29, 2019 - Calgary, Alberta - Hotel Arts
Theme: Vision Zero
Thank-you to those who attended the 2019 CARSP Conference where the theme was Vision Zero! The slidedecks and papers are now posted! We have also posted pictures taken at the conference. To view these please click on the links below. The proceedings are also available on the left-hand menu of the home screen under "Proceedings". Non-CARSP Member Delegates may view the papers using the access provided in an email to all delegates. if you did not receive this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Theme Origin - 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.