This one is definitely worth getting up early for: Here’s a great discussion about Vision Zero or the Safe Systems Approach and the data behind it. In the United Kingdom 20 miles per hour or 30 kilometres per hour road speeds are being universally adopted as residential municipal speeds. And to those that say signage alone will not slow traffic, this panel begs to differ~it was Rod King in Great Britain that showed that 85 percent of traffic slowed to the posted speed on signage alone in neighbourhoods.
USE OF DATA TO SUPPORT SAFE SYSTEMS
The safe system approach combines strategies and actions that are demonstrated by evidence to improve road safety faster and to a greater degree compared to more traditional approaches to road safety. Data can play many roles in the development, monitoring and evaluation of an appropriate road safety program for your city based on the Safe System and Vision Zero. This webinar will present an overview of how data is used in Sweden, the pioneer country of Vision Zero, as well as other examples, such as Colombia, and will invite questions about how to make the most of the data available in their cities.
This webinar will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Portuguese and Spanish. Professor Fred Wegmann, an early developer of the Safe Systems Approach will be one of the speakers.
Date: Thursday November 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time