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Implementing Vision Zero Best Practices

This session showcases agencies who have been proactive and successfully developed/adopted programs to implement Vision Zero best practices. Representatives of cities or other agencies with examples to apply in practice today will share their latest successes. This session draws from the lessons learned in North Vancouver, BC; Austin, TX; Fort Lauderdale FL; and Puerto Rico, and discusses important aspects of implementing safety best practices as well as successful strategies that have been applied.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the state of the practice in reducing traffic deaths and severe injuries through
  • Vision Zero’s multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Understand best practices as applied in real world situations in traffic safety research, crash analysis, and cost effective multimodal safety countermeasures.
  • Understand how to successfully partner with multiple agencies in response to a policy directive.
Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC

  • City of North Vancouver Vision Zero Network Screening
    Borg Chan, Manager, Traffic Engineering and Road Safety, ISL Engineering and Land Services, Langley, BC
    Dragana Mitic, Manager, Transportation, Engineering, Parks & Environment, City of North Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC
  • Road User Awareness Campaigns and Strategic Highway Safety Plan: Success Stories in Putting Safety First Toward Zero Deaths
    Benjamin Colucci Rios, Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR
  • Paradigm Shift in Transportation Engineering: Vision Zero in Austin, Texas
    Upal Barua, Supervising Engineer/Senior Traffic Engineer, Transportation Department, City of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Working Together toward Vision Zero
    Diana Alarcon, Director, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL