Conference on traffic safety aims to make Calgary's roads safer for everyone
Conference in Calgary aims to make our roads safer
Published Monday, May 27, 2019 11:22AM MDT
Calgary is hosting dozens of professionals from across Canada and around the world this week as they discuss traffic safety as part of the 2019 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference.
"Having the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference in our city highlights the work that Calgary has done and is doing to make sure all of our citizens are safe on our roads," said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. "Road safety is a priority for Calgarians and we are proud to host this year’s conference to learn from experts from around the world on how to continue improving our roadways."
"With topics at the conference ranging from protecting children on our roads, to risky driving behaviour, technology in road safety there is a lot to be learned and shared." said Tony Churchill Traffic Safety Lead at the City of Calgary and Chair of the 2019 CARSP Conference.
This year’s conference theme is Vision Zero, a traffic safety program developed in the 90s in Europe that have recently been gaining traction in Canada. Vision Zero aims to reduce all injury and fatality collisions towards zero. The approach has resulted in noteworthy successes – Sweden has one of the lowest rates of road deaths in the world.
"Calgary is an excellent choice to host this year’s conference with the Vision Zero theme, as the concept continues to be introduced and refined in Calgary and Canada," said Marie-Soleil Cloutier, President, CARSP. "With examples to draw on from Calgary, like the Safer Mobility Plan and Alberta’s Traffic Safety Plan, we look forward to sharing how plans like these and Vision Zero can be implemented for safer roadways across Canada."
You can learn more about traffic safety programs and initiatives in Calgary at Calgary.ca/trafficsafety.