The Canadian Vision Zero Landscape: A Parachute White Paper

Parachute is preparing a white paper, to be shared through the Parachute Vision Zero Network and presented at conferences, that will undertake an in-depth analysis of Vision Zero in Canada, examining where different regions of the country are on the continuum of concept to implementation and evaluation.

Engaging Youth as Community Actors: National Teen Driver Safety Week

Youth hold an important place within Vision Zero. For one, children and youth are among the most vulnerable road users. In Canada, young drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group[1]. Canadians aged 5 to 14 are at greater risk of being killed as a pedestrian than any other age group[2]. On the road to zero, many jurisdictions are making the safety of children and youth their first priority, as evidenced by Vision Zero for Youth.

Parachute launches “This was not an accident” Vision Zero awareness campaign

Donated billboards in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Montreal drive understanding that road collisions can be prevented.

Canadian Child Safety Report Card results

Provinces with strong evidence-based injury prevention policies have fewer child and youth hospitalizations and deaths from road-traffic-related causes.

Is the ability to operate a cell phone via Bluetooth influenced by the driver’s vehicle?

Martin Lavallière is a professor in the Department of Health Sciences (Kinesiology Program) at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. His research focuses on road safety, human factors and ergonomics and mobility and autonomy.

2018 Vision Zero Advocate Conference in Toronto

The 2018 Vision Zero Advocate Conference in Toronto February 28 – March 2 was a highly informative event, where Canadian and international experts – from government and major corporations, to grassroots advocates – came together to share their experiences and discuss “What’s next for Vision Zero?”

Cannabis research suggests feds’ pot laws a guessing game – by Ed Prutschi

For a government that promised to legislate using evidence-based science, the rapid approach of legalized marijuana in Canada is starting to look like a case study in blind faith.

Using Drones to Make Roads Safer

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” are being used by traffic engineers and road safety professionals to enhance data collection and road safety efforts. On September 8, 2017, we sat down with Mark Hearson, a Rhodes Scholar in civil engineering and Transport Infrastructure Specialist from Fireseeds North Infrastructure in Winnipeg, to discuss how drones are changing traditional approaches to road safety.

Technology, urbanism, and the car: What is the future of road safety?

How is technology changing? To who’s benefit? And what does this mean for Vision Zero?Well to begin with, the world is becoming more urban. By 2050 it’s expected that nearly 90% (87.6 to be exact) of Canada’s population will live in urban areas. This has city planners, architects, engineers and policy makers re-designing our cities to be more dense, mobile, green and economically vibrant.

An Interview with Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver (OL) is a not-for-profit that works to educate Canadians about rail safety.

Vision Zero: North Bay Road Safety Strategy

Pat Cliche and Staff Sgt. Rick Dubeau are Co-Chairs of the North Bay Road Safety Committee. Pat is also known to Parachute staff in her role as Northern Injury Prevention Coordinator (OIPRC). We interviewed them to find out more about how North Bay is incorporating Vision Zero into their community’s road safety approach.

An Interview with ATS & The Vision Zero Advocate Institute

The Vision Zero Advocate Institute is the natural evolution of 50 years of traffic safety solutions. Supported by ATS Traffic, the Institute is a network of coaches, experts and Vision Zero innovators.

Vision Zero Conference Stockholm

Valerie Smith, Director of Solutions at Parachute, had a great opportunity to attend the International Vision Zero Conference in Stockholm, Sweden June 14-15.

Vision Zero: What the numbers tell us

Thank you for a very successful launch of the Parachute Vision Zero Network. From partners signing up (by the hundreds!), to community organizations sharing our messages to governments getting engaged, we are thrilled with the response!We are pleased to announce our second Vision Zero Summit! SAVE THE DATE! The Summit will be taking place in Toronto on October 16th and 17th at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

An Interview with The Jessica Campaign

An interview with Jeannette Holman-Price of The Jessica Campaign. The Jessica Campaign (“TJC”) is a public advocacy for long overdue upgrades to motor vehicle safety standards and legislation across North America. Started in Canada following the preventable and needless death of 21-year-old Jessica Holman-Price, M.B., TJC continues to strive to become a leading force behind Canada’s Vision Zero Goals.

Vision Zero Cities 2017 Conference, New York City

The Vision Zero Cities 2017 Conference in New York City provided an inspirational and transformative experience, showcasing the Vision Zero Movement both in U.S. and internationally.

Message from our CEO

Our first blog marks the official launch of the Parachute Vision Zero Network. We discuss the development, goals and some of the resources that we will be publishing on a quarterly basis.

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