Join Destination Safe for critical conversations about how to make our roads safer

Vision Zero is a strategic philosophy that aims to eliminate traffic fatalities for all users — drivers, transit users, pedestrians of all ages and abilities, and bicyclists. The first-ever Pathways to Vision Zero Summit introduces policymakers, community representatives and change-makers to the importance of Vision Zero and examines focus areas that are working to achieve zero traffic fatalities in our region and beyond.

The summit focuses on four key components — policy, engineering, driver behavior, and active transportation — all of which are necessary for us to accomplish the goal of Vision Zero in the Kansas City area.

This virtual summit includes access to 13 sessions held between Oct. 29 and Nov. 19. There is a $10 registration fee. See the full schedule and register.

Session Spotlight: Pathways of Vision Zero: A Conversation With Area Experts

Oct. 29 from 10:45 a.m. to noon

The ultimate goal of Vision Zero — to have zero roadway fatalities and serious injuries — is clear. However, how we reach it is not. Burns & McDonnell has the honor of bringing you a conversation featuring five leading professionals in Vision Zero efforts in the areas of policy, active transportation, engineering, and driver behavior. Kansas City, Missouri, Councilman Eric Bunch will host a panel discussion with Michael Kelley, policy manager with BikeWalkKC, Ashley Hand, co-founder and partner with CityFi, Aaron Barlett, regional program manager with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and David Bange, city engineer with the city of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Session spotlight: Back to the Future: Transportation Technologies from Yesterday Afternoon

Nov. 19 from 9 to 10 a.m.

The future of transportation technology and innovations is bright, but still unclear. In this presentation hosted by WSP, speakers Jay Aber, lead traffic engineer with WSP, and Amanda Graor, chief innovations officer with MARC, will set the stage for understanding where we are now in the realm of transportation technology, including autonomous vehicles, communication infrastructure, multi-modal transportation and more. They will discuss what interventions to consider that will benefit users today while still supporting innovations for the future.