CARSP Conference 2022

CARSP/OTC Vision Zero Symposium Program

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 8:15am-3:30pm

Last updated: February 22, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
8:15-8:45 Presentation: Roots of Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach

  • Matts Belin, PhD
    Global Lead, Decade of Action for Road Safety
    Safety and Mobility, Department of the Social Determinants of Health
    World Health Organization
8:45-9:15 Presentation: Elevating Equity, Partnerships and Innovative Data Systems to Save Lives: Lessons Learned in Local Government

  • Megan Wier, MPH, Safe Streets Division Manager
    Department of Transportation, City of Oakland, California, USA
9:15-10:15 Panel 1 - Municipalities: Lessons Learned and Best Practices Presenters

  • Jessica Lamarre, Director, Safe Mobility, City of Edmonton
  • Krista Tanaka, Manager, Traffic, Safety & Mobility, City of Ottawa
  • Bartek Komorowski, Team Lead, Vision Zero Action Plan, Safety and Sustainable Development Division Mobility Department, City of Montreal
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Panel 2 - What agencies are doing to promote and support Vision Zero


  • Sarah Wells, Executive Director, Transportation Association of Canada;
  • Geoff Wilkinson, Executive Director, OTC;
  • Brenda Suggett, Executive Director, CARSP;
  • Valerie Smith, Director, Programs, Parachute Canada;
  • Bella Dinh-Zarr, Senior Advisor, Public Health & Transportation, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and the FIA Foundation
12:00-12:30 Presentation: Moving from Vision To Action: Safe Mobility for All

  • Leah Shahum, Founder and Executive Director, Vision Zero Network
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Presentation: The Public Health Approach to Road Safety and Vision Zero

  • Linda Rothman BScOT, PhD (she/her), Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
2:00-3:00 Multidisciplinary Breakout Groups on Real Life Case Study involving Vision Zero (VZ) Principles and the Safe System Approach (SSA)

  • Soroush Salek, P.Eng., Ph.D., CIMA+

  • Case Study Example and Facilitators TBD
3:00-3:30 Driving Home the Key Principles of VZ and the SSA - Sharing/Discussion related to Case Study Example