Vision Zero: Lessons from Edmonton and Sweden

Earlier this month, Parachute hosted a breakfast lecture on Vision Zero, the revolutionary movement that started in Sweden and has led to a dramatic decrease in that country’s traffic injuries and fatalities.

The session began by showcasing an impressive hard-hitting video produced by the City of Edmonton, the first Canadian city to officially adopt Vision Zero. Edmonton’s new approach to road safety is simply and powerfully: No loss of life is acceptable.

The keynote presentation by Dr. Matts Åke Belin, the Deputy Head of Sweden’s Traffic Safety Unit, was as inspiring as it was practical. Some highlights:

Parachute recorded Dr. Belin’s talk and uploaded his presentation slides. Highly recommended. Also in case you missed it, check out the passionate presentation by Leah Shahum, Director of the Vision Zero Network and one of TCAT’s 2015 Complete Streets Forum keynote speakers.

Posted On: December 17, 2015