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Introducing the Vision Zero Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Vision Zero Challenge  is a rallying cry to city leaders to save lives by taking bold actions on road safety.

Designed by a network of road safety-focused partners and led by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, this challenge aims to support cities in overcoming the barriers to full Vision Zero implementation.

The inaugural Vision Zero Challenge 2020-2021 will focus on cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, striving to collaborate across a network of practitioners and funders to push for a paradigm change and expose city leaders to the tangible actions needed to implement Vision Zero.

At the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, WRI Ross Center is leading a workshop to bring together a group of global thought-leaders for an interactive discussion on the most common challenges to achieving Vision Zero and the inventive ways that cities are getting there.

Speakers

Discussion facilitators

Sergio Avelleda, Director of Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Director of Health and Road Safety, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Remarks on adapting Vision Zero to new locations

Matts-Ake Belin, Director Vision Zero Academy, Swedish Transport Administration

Discussion contributors

Lilli Matson, Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer, Transport for London

Paula Bisiau, Undersecretary of Sustainable and Safe Mobility, Buenos Aires

Closing remarks

José Agustín Aguerre, Manager, Infrastructure and Energy Sector, Inter-American Development Bank

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