Welcome Edmonton's 7th International Conference on URBAN Traffic Safety

2015 Theme
Building SAFER Communities Through the Safe SYSTEM Approach
We are pleased to announce the International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety Conference and the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association conference in Edmonton will be combined to optimize resources and enhance learning.  The TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association represents communities that surround the Yellowhead Highway, from Winnipeg to Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
To showcase world class best practices in the use of the Safe System Approach towards creating safer communities for all road users.
Increase public awareness of traffic safety issues in our communities and provide a focus on vulnerable road users;

Showcase innovative ideas, technologies and strategies to deal with current and emerging traffic safety issues;

Create a strong culture of traffic safety through the use of social research and social media, and;

Provide an opportunity for traffic safety stakeholders to network, develop skills and forge connections with the global traffic safety community.

Join Us
This event will hosted national and international delegates who are working together to improve traffic safety in our communities.  Designed for law enforcement, engineers, legal professionals, community partners, academics and researchers, students, and professionals interested in the latest traffic safety strategies around the world.

Guest Speakers, past and present, from around the Globe

United States
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Keynote Presentations
Over 24 Concurrent Sessions 
Post-Conference Workshops
Sponsorship Opportunties
Exhibit Opportunities
Network with over 300 Canadian and International Professionals
Run Walk Ride 4 Traffic Safety

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2015 Conference presentations, click here for details


Apple Sports Watch 
The WINNER is....

Elaine Lau - Transportation Engineer, Urban Systems - Surrey BC

Thank you for everyone who registered and attended the 7th International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety!  

Ben Goodenough, Planner II, City of Edmonton, ETS Transportation

An Evening Dinner & Social at Yellowhead Brewery
Itís All About Jazz Among Friends
with 'P.J. Perry & Senator Tommy Banks

ĎGentlemen of Jazz'  have been playing together since the mid-60s. Between them they have played throughout North America, Europe and Asia in concert halls, clubs, and theatres. Donít miss an exciting evening of jazz from two Juno Award-winning soloists! ó Winspear

Open to all Conference Delegates ó space is limited Register early!

The Earlybird Jasper Getaway Prize is now Closed.  Thank you for everyone who registered before February 28th!  The winner will be announced March 15, 2015! 

Leadership Awards
We are pleased to announce two Road Safety Scholarships for this year. The two awards are intended to support outstanding graduate students who are engaged in full-time research in a graduate school and are building their research careers in transportation engineering with a focus on safety and leadership. 


Guest Speakers

Gabe Klein
Washington, DC
Senior Executive, Private and Public Sector
Cross-Functional and Industry Expertise

Visionary, collaborative and entrepreneurial executive with 20 years of experience leading operations, marketing, business development efforts for transportation and technology oriented companies and government.  A proven performer instrumental in short-term turnaround situations, as well as long range strategic planning and execution to achieve market growth and dominance in highly competitive environments.  Successful at building and developing world class management teams quickly, and building consensus with disparate stakeholder groups, particularly elected officials, community groups and investment partners.


Flavio Pechansky, MD, Ph.D.
Porto Alegre, Brazil 
Associate Professor, Department  of  Psychiatry - Federal University of  Rio Grande do Sul
Coordinator, Collaborating Center on Alcohol and Drugs HCPA/SENAD

Dr. Pechansky has an MD in Medicine by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) , Brazil. He was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (93/94), received his MSc and PhD with honors at UFRGS, and is currently tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at UFRGS. He is the Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at UFRGS at Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre (HCPA),Chief of the Addiction Psychiatry Servides at the same hospital, and Coordinator of the Collaborating Center on Alcohol and Drugs of HCPA/SENAD. 


Karim El-Basyouny, Ph.D.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
City of Edmonton Assistant Professor of Urban Traffic Safety, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta

Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Department at the University of Alberta. He is also the inaugural City of Edmontonís Research Chair in Urban Traffic Safety. Dr. El-Basyouny is an expert in issues of traffic injury prevention, crash modeling, and safety intervention analysis. His research is focused on applying transportation engineering principles and research evaluation methodologies to improve urban traffic safety in the areas of traffic operations and planning, geometric and roadside design, enforcement, and speed management.


Neil Arason
Victoria, BC, Canada
Author, "No Accident: Eliminating Injury and Death on Canadian Roads"

Neil Arason is passionate about making change in road safety, has contributed to numerous publications and studies in the field, and served as co-chair of a national task force on pedestrian safety. Given that road trauma is fundamentally a human-made problem with human-made solutions, Neil asserts that it is ludicrous to think we could not eliminate injury and death from ordinary land-based transport in the twenty-first century. In fact, we can start today by making road safety a top national priority in line with the scale of the problem and the breadth of available solutions. 

No Accident probes what safe system thinking really means, and identifies the most meaningful large-scale changes within reach. The book, which includes a foreword by Ralph Nader, has been featured on radio, by CBC BC; CKNW Vancouver; C-FAX Victoria; CBC Alberta; CBC Ottawa; and CBC Sudbury, and by Macleanís magazine and the Ottawa Sun. It has also been reviewed by Blacklockís Reporter (Ottawa), Literary Review of Canada, and Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.