Stockholm — How Vision Zero is applied in an Urban Context (Free Webinar)
Simon Fraser University (City Program)
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Location: Vancouver, BCWebsite
Simon Fraser University Next-Generation Transportation Webinar Series
Stockholm — Vision Zero
April 12, 11 am PDT (2 pm EDT)
Free webinar, but reservations required. Reserve on Eventbrite.
One of the paradoxes of transportation systems is that air, sea and rail sectors are characterized by a safety culture where accidents are rare and exhaustively investigated, and systemic improvements are made to avoid repetition, whereas road networks appear to have an inbuilt but never explicitly stated tolerance for an “acceptable” level of serious injury and death. Sweden was the first country to refute this paradigm with Vision Zero, whose concept is equally simple and powerful: That death and serious injury in the roading system is unacceptable and the transportation system should be designed to prevent it. As a result, Sweden now has the safest roads of any country on earth. Daniel Firth, the Chief Strategy Officer for Transport for the City of Stockholm, will present on how Stockholm is applying Vision Zero in a dense urban context.
This webinar is part of the Simon Fraser University Next-Generation Transportation Webinar Series. For information on upcoming free webinars featuring speakers from Medellin, Montreal, Stockholm, Vienna, Helsinki and Paris, visit our website.
Also, check out Simon Fraser University's online Next-Generation Transportation Certificate — a program designed to help planners, engineers and others use next-generation transportation strategies to advance livable and sustainable cities of the future.
Posted March 20, 2017