Vision Zero: Innovative Traffic Safety Approach for Safer Cities

Online /
Mar 20 - 22, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0308-ONL24

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern Time (Will include two 15-minute breaks)

Please note that it is a requirement for all attendees to sign a "Confidentiality Agreement" prior to receiving the course notes for this online offering.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Vision Zero principles, policy innovation and processes that influence traffic safety implementation
  • Technical knowledge of how safer planning and design of mobility systems can lead to systematic safety improvements
  • Developing a holistic approach to safety delivery, work programs, change governance process and allocation of funding towards continuous improvements


This course covers methods and best practices of modern vision zero traffic safety methods used by professional planners, engineers, and consultants/researchers.  This course introduces current approaches to traffic safety planning, design and implementation, and culture change.  A key objective of this course is to help you become better road safety practitioners.  This course is divided into three parts: 1) Introduction and fundamentals of traffic safety, 2) Systematic Safety Analysis, Evaluation and Decision Making, and 3) Vision governance, management and sustainable implementation.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Fundamentals
  • Systematic Safety Analysis, Evaluation and Decision Making
  • Vision Governance, Management and Sustainable Implementation

Who Should Attend:
Government authorities • Politicians • Decision makers of road system • Industry • Municipalities • NGOs • Academia Planners • Municipal Engineers • Supervisors • Managers • Construction Managers • Educators • Students

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1: Introduction and Fundamentals

  • Roaf traffic status around the world
  • Fundamental principles of vision
  • System approach to traffic safety
  • Normative vs. Substantiable safety, fundamental of safety, health and benefits assessment
  • Historical perspective and background of vision zero approach
  • Global awareness and changing approach to traffic safety
  • Crash cost, user behaviour and risk approaches
  • Traditional vs innovative safety countermeasures

Day 2: Systematic Safety Analysis, Evaluation and Decision Making

  • Highlights of safety approach from relevant guidelines and best practices (NACTO, ITE, HSM etc.)
  • Urban safety approaches
  • Rural safety approaches
  • Highway safety approaches
  • Intersection safety approaches
  • Active mobility safety approaches
  • Safety in road maintenance and operations
  • General safety techniques: Before-and-after studies, Black spot analysis.
  • Traffic safety audits and inspections.
  • Example of crash studies and risk analysis.

Day 3: Vision Governance, Management and Sustainable Implementation

  • Implementation and innovative practices of decision making
  • Methods for properly utilizing risk evaluation and detailed planning of the mobility system.
  • Risk management in public agencies and other transportation agencies.
  • Traffic safety management and governance by vision zero
  • Sustainable and const-sensitive approaches
  • Future of traffic safety in multimodal mobility and technology changes


Dewan Karim, M.A.Sc., MITE, P.Eng., PTOE

Educated at the University of Tokyo, Japan, Dewan spent more than sixteen years of his career in mobility master planning, smart innovation in urban innovation, shared mobility and transit planning projects in both Japan and Canada. Recently, he developed a new innovative mobility ecosystem master planning concept combining new mobility systems, innovative technologies, equitable use of public space, sustainable safety, and evidence-based scientific approach for rebuilding cities for people. The project concept and innovative applications was awarded by MIT Media Lab conference as “best planning system” and ITE Project of year in 2015.

Subsequently, he published a chapter of “Disrupting Mobility” by Springer University of California, Berkeley. He is currently writing a book titled “Our Mobility DNA” with Taylor and Francis and teaching a professional course to summarize innovative mobility concepts and outcomes of urban master planning projects.

He is a registered member as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and certified as a Professional Traffic Operation Engineer.

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Fee & Credits

$787.5 + taxes

  • 1.05 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 10.5 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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