Parachute produces quarterly case studies featuring a variety of issues and examples of Vision Zero from across Canada and around the world. We hope that these practical, evidence-based case studies will help educate, inform and inspire those who are interested in getting to zero fatalities on our roads.
Vision Zero Canadian Landscape 3.0
In 2019, Parachute published the Canadian Landscape 2.0, which profiled 24 jurisdictions. This included reviewing the current status of all jurisdictions in the process of considering, adopting or implementing Vision Zero; presenting the key features of their programs, using a consistent framework of the five (now six as of 2022) Es of traffic safety (further described in Section 1); and discussing the successes and challenges faced by these programs with key stakeholders, as well as any advice they have for jurisdictions contemplating formal adoption.
This issue of the Vision Zero Canadian Landscape (3.0) revisits these jurisdictions and profiles new areas that have adopted or are adopting Vision Zero. This focus is responsive to earlier feedback from our Parachute Vision Zero Network stakeholders, who had requested a better understanding of how to approach Vision Zero, and the facilitators and barriers to embracing a systems approach to increase road safety and end road fatalities and serious injuries.
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Taking the high road: campaigning for safe driving (2021)
Parachute has developed and led awareness campaigns to engage young Canadian residents, challenge their perceptions and raise awareness of the dangers of driving while high and speeding – all within the framework of our larger, systems- change commitment to road safety through Vision Zero.
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Multi-modal transportation: Making the link between climate action and road safety (2021)
This case study will focus on multi-modal transportation and its unique link between climate action and road safety, primarily considering urban settings. The purpose of this case study will be to understand how MMT can be a vital tool for meeting both GHG emissions reduction and Vision Zero goals and make the case for jurisdictions to consider this intersection in their road safety planning.
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Changing perceptions on Vision Zero in Canada: A media audit (2020)
This Case Study, developed with generous support from Desjardins, reviews media coverage in various Canadian jurisdictions related to Vision Zero. This point-in-time audit compares media coverage over two time periods, reflecting on changes, or lack thereof, over time in language used to report on road safety, apportion of blame for injury and incidents on the road, as well as the frequency and tone of Vision Zero discussions.
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Vision Zero Canadian Landscape 2.0: Successes and Opportunities (2019)
This case study reviews the current status of Canadian jurisdictions in the process of implementing or considering Vision Zero, presenting the key features of their programs. The study profiles 24 jurisdictions, including 14 interviews with local road safety advocates. These interviews discuss the successes and challenges faced by these programs with key stakeholders and provide advice for jurisdictions contemplating formal adoption of Vision Zero.
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Vision Zero Canadian Landscape: Learning from Key Stakeholder Experiences (2019)
This case study shares interview responses from nine Canadian cities, regions and provinces implementing Vision Zero. These interviews discuss the successes and challenges faced by these programs with key stakeholders, and provide advice for jurisdictions that are contemplating formal adoption of Vision Zero.
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Implementation experiences in three Canadian urban communities (2019)
Safe School Zones (2018)
Cannabis and drug-impaired driving – what’s happening in Canada right now? (2018)
Do collision avoidance systems make our roads safer? (2017)
This Case Study goes into detail about the implementation of technology into cars and the effect that has on collision rates. It analyzes four collision avoidance systems: lane departure warnings, forward collision warning and braking, advanced forward lighting and blind spot detection.
The analysis discusses the safety benefits and risks of each system, the limitations of current research and the future of technology in motor vehicles.
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Using data to make decisions and take action (2017)
The Canadian landscape (2017)