At the end of May, I was pleased to bring opening remarks at the official launch of the Vision Zero Challenge - the City's latest joint measure to help improve road safety.
The Vision Zero Challenge is an 8-week competition where participants will work to develop innovative and data driven solutions to make Toronto’s streets safer for everyone, today and in the future.
The Challenge calls on civic innovators, transit users, data scientists, designers, urban and transportation aficionados, citizens, academics and advocates to answer one question:
How might we use data, design and technology to make all Toronto road users, especially seniors, newcomers and school children, safer immediately, and enable predictive and high priority interventions in the future?
I want to wish the best of luck to all teams and individuals competing in The Vision Zero Challenge. Your passion and efforts to discover how data, design and technology can be used to make all road users safer is the next step toward enhancing Toronto's Road Safety Plan. I look forward to seeing the innovative and life-saving solutions that will be developed through the Challenge!