Oct. 1, 2019
Vision Zero 101: A new vision for saving lives on our roads
Ian Thomas Keynote + Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 1
7PM | South Hall, The Forks Market
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy equitable mobility for all. Vision Zero is quickly gaining momentum in North America after being implemented in Sweden in the 1990s and garnering success across Europe.
Janice Lukes, City of Winnipeg City Councillor
Brian Pincott, former Calgary City Councillor
Herbert Tiemens, City of Utrecht, Netherlands
Ian Thomas, Keynote Speaker
Sherri Rollins, City of Winnipeg City Councillor
Kim Kaschor, Associate Producer, CBC Manitoba
About Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas is the State and Local Program Director with America Walks. In this role, he develops and delivers education programs for advocates, professionals, and elected officials, about the benefits of walkable communities and strategies to create them.
From 2000 until 2013, Ian served as the founding Executive Director of the PedNet Coalition of Columbia, MO. During this time, he developed one of the largest Walking School Bus programs in the country, coordinated a campaign that led to Columbia adopting the first “complete streets’ policy in Missouri, and was instrumental in reducing neighborhood speed limits.
In 2013 and again in 2016 and 2019, Ian won election to the Columbia City Council, where he continues to advance healthy and walkable community policies. He is a member of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council and the National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Find the full ModeShift program at modeshift.ca
Tuesday, October 1 | 7PM
Location: The Forks Market
Categories: Books & Talks, Free