CARSP Conference 2022

CARSP/OTC Vision Zero Symposium
A Post-Conference, Hybrid, Multidisciplinary Event

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

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CARSP/OTC Vision Zero Symposium


The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and the Ontario Traffic Council (OTC) invite you to attend the CARSP/OTC Vision Zero (VZ) Symposium which will be held on June 22, 2022, in Sudbury, Ontario. This hybrid multidisciplinary event immediately follows the 2022 CARSP conference, held from June 19-21, 2022. Both events occur at the Holiday Inn Sudbury.


The aim of the Symposium is to increase delegates’ knowledge about the history and underlying principles of VZ and how they are applied in a multidisciplinary way.  They will hear about practical examples of successful VZ programs and about some of their lessons learned.  Furthermore, they will learn about resources to support their VZ work.  They will be given an opportunity to put their knowledge into action, while working through a real-life case study with those from other disciplines in a small group setting.  Lastly, the Symposium will provide participants with an excellent opportunity to network both with VZ expertise, and with those who are also growing in their VZ knowledge and experience.

Content Summary

  • Matts Ake Belin will provide an overview of the beginnings of the VZ movement in Sweden in the 1990s, the key principles behind VZ and how it has expanded to other countries around the world.
  • Megan Weir, the Safe Streets Division Manager for the City of Oakland California’s Department of Transportation, has been actively engaged in work to prioritize safety, health and equity in transportation. She also co-chaired San Francisco’s Vision Zero Task Force and was the Director of the Public Health Department’s Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability for the City of San Francisco. Megan will share from over a decade’s worth of experience her guiding principles, success stories and lessons learned.
  • Leah Shahum, President of the VZ Network in the United States, will describe how VZ is being promoted and expanded into the United States.
  • Both Canadian and American municipality representatives will share how they have implemented VZ in their communities, including both their successes, and lessons learned.
  • Canadian and American non-governmental agencies will explain how they are promoting and supporting VZ.
  • The symposium will conclude with a case study where road safety professionals will discuss, in small multidisciplinary breakout groups, how to address a specific road safety problem through the lens of VZ, and by applying the Safe System Approach. Strategies and approaches discussed within each group will then be shared with the entire symposium audience.  Prior to the case study, to help set the stage, Dr. Linda Rothman, whose expertise is in vulnerable road user injuries as a public health issue, will further drive home why including a multidisciplinary approach, is the most effective way to approach road safety issues.  Note: On Tuesday, June 21st, delegates are invited to attend User Experience (UX) Design - Walking Audit which includes a field visit to the case study area, and participants will also learn the benefits of doing a walking audit to better understand the road safety issues.  

Intended Audience

This symposium is intended for road safety professionals, from a variety of disciplines (e.g., Public Health, Engineering, Transportation, Enforcement, Psychology and Epidemiology) who are working to improve road safety.  Workplaces include, but are not limited to: Government (Federal, provincial, and local); Police/Enforcement (Federal, provincial, and local); University/college (including students); Non-Profit Safety Organizations; Private Consultants; and Research Agencies.  Please note that this event will not be interpreted into French.


Please note that this symposium is only available in English. Registration includes lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments.

Symposium – In-person Registration Rates

CARSP or OTC Member (login to CARSP website to receive this rate) $199
Non-Members $299

Symposium – Virtual Registration Rates

CARSP or OTC Member (login to CARSP website to receive this rate) $149
Non-Members $249

The symposium can be purchased in two ways:

  1. When registering for the full conference registration or
  2. Purchased separately (You do not need to be registered for the conference to register for the symposium).

If you are a current CARSP member, login before registering.

If you are a non-member, renew your membership or join CARSP today to take advantage of the members' discounted rate.


Holiday Inn, Sudbury (Conference Venue)


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