Vision Zero

Vision Zero Conference - 19 January 2016

This event, at Camden Town Hall on 19 January 2016 (postponed from 15 October 2015), is to mark the UK launch of Vision Zero - a multi-national road traffic safety campaign that aims to achieve a system with no fatalities or serious injuries in road traffic or on our streets.

Adopted in Sweden in 1997 it is now policy in many US cities such as New York and Boston.

  • Learn from case studies of cities that have adopted Vision Zero from around the UK and the world
  • Understand the political and practical challenges of implementing Vision Zero
  • Discuss how roads and streets can be made safer for the vulnerable – pedestrians and cyclists
  • Hear academic research on how adoption of Vision Zero can contribute to traffic reduction, active travel and improved air quality

Zero KSI has been adopted as the target in Northern Ireland, Edinburgh and Brighton whilst Bristol has a safe systems approach.

Since 2009, KSI casualties in the UK have fallen fastest in Northern Ireland, Scotland and London – which, unlike England (other than TfL in London), have road safety targets, detailed strategies and dedicated resources.

What are the best road safety vision – (zero versus rate based, % decline), who's responsible and what strategies work? How can roads become safe especially for the vulnerable – pedestrians and cyclists meaning that smarter travel policies become more successful at traffic reduction, active travel, improving air quality and more?


  • Anders Lie – Swedish Road Safety Specialist
  • Andrew Jones MP - Road Safety Minister (TBC)
  • Prof John Whitelegg - Vision Zero UK
  • Martin Heath - Road Safety Team Manager - Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Tom Fisher - Senior Researcher Brake the Road Safety Charity (TBC)
  • Christian Wolmar - Transport Expert (TBC)
  • Paul Butcher - Director of Public Health, Calderdale (TBC)
  • Anna Semlyen - Vision Zero UK, 20mph Campaigner
  • Leah Shahum - Director Vision Zero Network USA (Skype)
  • Dr Adrian Davis - Transport & Public Health Bristol (TBC)
  • Geoff Collins - Vysionics Cameras
  • Stuart Lovatt - Safety Action Plan Coordinator Highways England (TBC)
  • Peter Fletcher - Senior Communications Manager, Campaigns and Stakeholder Engagement | Public Affairs | Transport for London (TBC)
  • Lilian Greenwood MP - Shadow Transport Minister

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