The first-ever Vision Zero Summit in BC took place on February 8 and 9. This sold-out event was hosted by the City of Surrey, showcasing the announcement of Surrey’s Vision Zero Plan.

Over 100 road safety experts, municipal government staff, civic leaders, researchers, and public health professionals attended in person and many more joined via livestream across BC. High-profile speakers presented on effective road safety strategies for both urban and rural/remote geographies, considerations for developing Vision Zero plans, Safe Schools programs, and grant opportunities for both Vision Zero planning and road safety improvements. Representatives from Portland and San Francisco spoke about implementing Vision Zero in their cities, and the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission outlined their experiences with cannabis legalization and road safety.

Event partners included the Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, with support from the BCIRPU. For more information about the 2019 BC Vision Zero Summit, or future events, contact Megan Oakey, Provincial Manager, Injury Prevention, Population and Public Health, PHSA/BCIRPU.

[Image: Mariah Millie Photography]