Why are cars made to go that fast? Speeding and road safety during COVID-19

Join Parachute’s President and CEO, Pamela Fuselli, in conversation with a panel of experts to discuss the road safety and public health concerns due to the recent spike in speeding and stunt driving on now-emptier roads across Canada, the reasons why drivers speed, and what we can do about it. Panel: Ken Lindhardsen, Vice-President of Accident Benefits and Benefits and Bodily Injury for Desjardins; David Mele, Product Planning Manager at Volvo Cars Canada; Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division; Dr. Christine Wickens, Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health



Imagining Car Use and Road Safety Post COVID-19

Parachute’s President and CEO, Pamela Fuselli, discusses with a panel of experts to discuss international examples such as Milan’s proposal to permanently reallocate street space from cars to cycling and walking following the COVID-19 crisis, what this could look like in a Canadian context and how we can all advocate for changes. Panelists include: Rachel MacCleery, Senior Vice President at the Urban Land Institute, Building Healthy Places Initiative Washington, DC; Robin Mazumder, Vanier Scholar and Urban Neuroscientist, Waterloo ON; and Craig Milligan, Road Safety Engineer and CEO at MicroTraffic, Winnipeg MN

Thinking Differently – A look at Canadian cities’ immediate response to COVID-19 to make space for social distancing (2020)

Parachute’s President and CEO, Pamela Fuselli, discusses with a panel of experts the current and next phase of Canadian road use post-COVID-19 as restrictions are lifted. Panelists include: Bartek Komorowski, Planning Advisor, Road Safety and Human Behaviour, Ville de Montréal; Linda Rothman, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University, Toronto; and Brent Toderian, Urban design and planning consultant, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS, Vancouver

COVID-19, Safer Roads and Urban Planning (2020)

Jennifer Keesmaat, former Toronto chief city planner, and Oliver Moore, urban affairs reporter at the Globe and Mail, discuss safe streets and urban planning in the context of COVID-19 and the lessons that we can learn from it. Facilitated by Pamela Fusell, President and CEO, Parachute.

Vision Zero in Canada (webinar) (2019)

Screenshot of Vision Zero in Canada webinar
This webinar by Pamela Fuselli, Parachute’s President and CEO, presents how Parachute Vision Zero is supporting Vision Zero and Safe Systems approaches in Canada, and the resources available to support efforts on Vision Zero implementation. (Please note that you will be asked to register but this is for statistical purposes only.)

Vision Zero in Canada (2019)

Parachute Interim CEO, Pamela Fuselli, speaks about Vision Zero in Canada as keynote speaker at the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals conference in Calgary (30 minutes).

Distracted Driving: Changing the Culture (2018)

A Vision Zero panel discussion held at Espace Desjardins, Montreal. A panel of experts discuss the dangers of distracted driving and what is being done to counter it (60 minutes).

A panel discussion on Safe School Zones: Vision Zero neighbourhood by neighbourhood (2018)

This moderated discussion features four panelists filmed at the Children’s Safety Village in Oakville. The discussion explores: What does a Safe School Zone look like under the Vision Zero framework? Can it work in your community? What are some of the issues and solutions around collision prevention in school zones? (50 minutes)

Interview with Heather Woods Fry from Traffic Injury Research Foundation (2018)

Parachute’s Matt Aymar interviews Heather Woods Fry with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation about their newly launched Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre, sponsored by State Farm Insurance (10 minutes).

The Parachute Vision Zero Network 2nd Annual Summit (2017)

This video promotes Parachute Vision Zero Network’s 2nd Annual Summit (October 16-17, 2017), a two day conference that brings together grassroots organizations, enforcement, public health professionals and researchers to discuss the implementation of Vision Zero (two minutes).

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt describes how the OPP uses data (2017)

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt from the Ontario Provincial Police discusses collision statistics in Ontario and how enforcement uses data to allocate resources (two minutes).
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