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9th Annual (Edmonton) International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety

August 8-10, 2017   |  Banff, Alberta, Canada

JOIN US!
Join us in beautiful Banff National Park and learn from and collaborate with national and international traffic-safety professionals. This year we are hosting a joint conference with the International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety of Wuhan, China.
NOTE that registration cutoff is July 1

 

International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety

Just as all road users feel the impact of traffic safety, the responsibility to promote traffic safety is shared by many disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach is more evident now than it ever was before. When jurisdictions and agencies refer to Vision Zero Action Plans and Road Safety Strategies, their underlying theme revolves around collaborating with all partners whether they are engineers, enforcement officers, medical professionals, planners, political leaders, or public health representatives. 

 

Keynote At 9th Annual International Conference On Urban Traffic Safety

Dr. Mosleh presented a Keynote: "Safety and Reliability of Autonomous Maritime Transportation: Human Still in the Loop" in Banff, Canada this past August.  The conference, held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety, showcased best innovation, technology, engineering improvements, enforcement efforts,  and education and engagement to address current and emerging transportation safety issues.

Message from the Conference Chairs

On behalf of the organizing committee, thank you for attending the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety from July 9th to the 12th, 2018 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety in August, 2019.

Shewkar Ibrahim and Ran Li

     

Objectives:

  • Showcase innovative road design, public education and enforcement efforts
  • Share research and best practice on applying  global Safe System principles to local applications as we move towards Vision Zero
  • Collaborate with international academic institutions in transportation safety
  • Network with traffic-safety researchers, practitioners and industry professionals from around the world, develop skills, and forge connections.

 

Benefits of Attending:

 

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Over 24 Concurrent Sessions
  • Post-Conference Workshops
  • Sponsorship Opportunties
  • Exhibit Opportunities
  • Network with over 300 Canadian and International Professionals

 

Vision Zero – Zero Fatalities and Serious Injuries.

 



 

10th International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety, Edmonton, 2018

 

10th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety
July 9-12, 2018
The Shaw Conference Centre

The city of Edmonton organized the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety, which took place with great success on 9-12 July, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Just as all road users feel the impact of traffic safety, the responsibility to promote traffic safety was shared by many disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach is more evident now than it ever was before. When jurisdictions and agencies refer to Vision Zero Action Plans and Road Safety Strategies, their underlying theme revolves around collaborating with all partners whether they are engineers, enforcement officers, medical professionals, planners, political leaders, or public health representatives. 

PRESENTATION: “Risks and Countermeasures for Road Traffic of the Elderly in Europe”

Author (s):
Evelien Polders, Tom Brijs, IMOB – Hasselt University
Eleni Vlahogianni, Eleonora Papadimitriou, George Yannis, NTUA
Franck Leopold, LAB
Concetta Durso, Konstandinos Diamandouros, ERF

Sponsoring Organisation:
European Commission – Directorate-General for mobility and transport (DG-MOVE)

Abstract:
By 2050, one in four people will be aged 65 or over. The aging of the population coincides with an increase in older road users since far more elderly will actively participate in traffic. As a result, the road safety situation of the elderly will also change since the normal ageing process makes people more prone to experience functional declines that can make driving a car more difficult. The fatal accident risk for elderly cyclists and pedestrians is also many times higher than for elderly car drivers.

In the light of these challenges, this report has explored the road safety risks and main trends for older road user groups (drivers, passengers and pedestrians). Fragility, illnesses and functional limitations, urban roads, walking and medication appear to be the key risk factors of elderly road users. A comprehensive and proactive strategy is required to address these risk factors and meet the safety and mobility needs of elderly road users in the (near) future. This strategy will include all policy levels and needs to apply a “design for all” approach based on a package of interventions in the area of infrastructure, education & training, licensing & enforcement and vehicle & ITS technologies.

Preface
This report is the final report of the EU ElderSafe study, “Risks and countermeasures for road traffic of the elderly in Europe” (contract period: 2015) funded by the European Commission DG MOVE. The report is a state-of-the-art report that complements current knowledge with new insights about the safety and mobility of elderly road users.

The purpose of this study is to provide a clear view on the situation of elderly road users in traffic and to provide an action plan containing recommendations for the most promising measures to be taken at the EU-level in order to enhance the road safety of the elderly in the (near) future. This strategy is developed by:

- Assessing the main trends and road safety risks for all older road user groups (drivers, passengers, pedestrians),
- Providing an overview and analysis of various countermeasures, including ITS, aimed at increasing road safety for all older road user groups.

All ElderSafe consortium members contributed to the report by writing chapters of the report (authors), organizing the stakeholders’ consultation process and/or commenting earlier versions of this report.

The ElderSafe consortium expresses its gratitude to all the participants to the workshop held in Brussels on the 5th of June 2015 for the active and fruitful discussions and wishes to thank all the respondents to the survey for their valuable inputs.

Executive summary

In the coming years, Europe is facing a significant shift in the age distributions of populations. Currently, elderly make up 18% of the European population. However, due to the decline in birth rates, the ageing of the baby-boom generation and the increased longevity; 24% and 28% of the population will be aged ≥ 65 years in 2030 and 2050 respectively. Due to these demographic changes, more elderly will actively participate in traffic. An increased proportion of elderly road users in traffic will bring a significant increase in the number of elderly road users who are at risk of being involved in road accidents. While at the moment one road traffic fatality out of five is aged 65 or over in Europe, it is expected that by 2050 one road traffic fatality out of three will be an older person which is an increase of 13%. Therefore, the aim of the “Risks and countermeasures for road traffic for the elderly in Europe” project (in short: ElderSafe) funded by the European Commission DG MOVE is to provide an action plan containing recommendations for the most promising measures to be taken at the EUlevel in the light of developing a proactive strategy to enhance the road safety of the elderly in the (near) future. This strategy is developed by:

- Assessing the main trends and road safety risks for all older road user groups;
- Providing an overview and analysis of various countermeasures, including ITS, aimed at increasing road safety for all older road user groups.

However, it is not always straightforward to reduce or eliminate the negative effects of certain risk domains since interventions in some risk domains may receive a strong public support or result in greater safety benefits. Therefore, the following risk domains require prior attention because they have the strongest impact on the reduction of serious traffic casualties among the elderly, and because they receive a strong support by the public in terms of countermeasures:

.....more...GO TO: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/sites/roadsafety/files/pdf/studies/eldersafe_final_report.pdf

 



 

2019 International Conference on URBAN TRAFFIC SAFETY

Join us on August 21-23 for Edmonton’s 11th International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety!

 The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with traffic-safety researchers, practitioners and industry professionals from around the world, develop skills, and forge connections. Concurrent sessions and presentations will showcase innovative road design, public education and enforcement efforts, while sharing research and best practice on applying Global Safe System principles to local applications as we move towards Vision Zero.

We look forward to seeing you in August 2019 at:
Edmonton Convention Centre
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9


 

We camp with bison, party under the aurora, and surf on the prairies. We've always done things a little differently and welcome you to be a part of it.

Steering Committee

The 2019 Annual International Conference on URBAN TRAFFIC SAFETY is guided by the Traffic Safety section, City of Edmonton, with the expertise of the steering committee.

Reasons why you should attend:

  • *Over 24 concurrent sessions
    *Keynote presentations
    *Sponsorship opportunities
    *Network with over 300 Canadian and International Professionals
    *And more!

For more information on the 2019 conference program and invited speakers, please visit their website 

Event Details:
Dates: Wednesday, August 21 – Friday, August 23

Tickets:
For inquiries about the 2019 conference, please contact the Urban Traffic Safety Conference directly at trafficsafetyconference@edmonton.ca or (780) 495-0368.

Co-Chairs 

Robert Hassel, City of Edmonton, Traffic Safety Section
Laura Thue, City of Edmonton, Traffic Safety

City Operations Internal Members

Gerry ShimkoExecutive Director, City of Edmonton, Traffic Safety
Dennis Tetreault, City of Edmonton, Traffic Safety
Joann Green, City of Edmonton, Traffic Safety

External Members

Karim El-Basyouny, University of Alb

 



Past Event Programs

Edmonton’s International Conference on URBAN TRAFFIC SAFETY catalogue of successful programs for:

2018 – Traffic Safety Conference
2017 – Traffic Safety Conference (Banff) Program
2016 — Towards Vision Zero: Zero Fatalities and Serious Injuries
2015 — Building SAFER Communities Through the Safe SYSTEM Approach
2014 — Innovation in Urban Traffic Safety: Working Smarter to Save Lives
2013 — Transformational Leadership In Traffic Safety Building Urban Traffic Safety Culture
2012 — Building Safer Communities: Interdisciplinary Approaches To Improving Urban Traffic Safety
2011 — Moving Forward: Creative Approaches To Improving Urban Traffic Safety In Our Communities
2010 — Improving Traffic Safety: Championing Collaboration for Success in Our Communities
2009 — Improving Urban Traffic Safety through Evidence-Based Decision Making: Achieving Success in Our Communities

 


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