The conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The Swedish Vision Zero Initiative on road safety is an ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic. According to the Vision Zero Initiative, the main problem is not that road accidents occur – it is instead, the serious consequences (death or lifelong injury) of these accidents. The Vision Zero Initiative stresses the fact that the road transport system is an entity in which different components such as road users, vehicles, and infrastructure must be made to interact with each other so that safety can be guaranteed. In order to prevent serious consequences of road accidents, it is therefore essential for the infrastructure, and the vehicles they carry, to be adapted to match the capabilities of the people that use them.
When Sweden introduced the concept of the Vision Zero Initiative in 1995 it turned the traditional view of road safety work upside down but since then this ethical standpoint has spread to many countries and affected the way road safety work is carried out in different parts of the world. As an ethical standpoint the Vision Zero Initiative does not suggest readymade solutions for how to solve traffic safety problems but offers a way of thinking that should permeate through all traffic safety work regardless of the constant changes of the road transport system in terms of for example the growing interest for vulnerable road users, the technical development of autonomy vehicles and the adaptation of infrastructure to create sustainable cities.
The key focus of this conference will, therefore, be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in reaching the ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic by providing a common ground for future interdisciplinary research
Growing numbers of underground innovations claim to hold the key to unlock the door to a ‘smarter urban connectivity’. More often than not, these innovations are being embedded into highly complex underground projects that aim to minimise environmental hazards, to save energy, to increase the functional diversity of the urban structure, to reduce the need of local transportation, to make services more easily accessible to residents, and to protect the urban landscape and culture for sustainable urban development. Malaysia’s advantage in gaining a significant share of this engineering feat lies in its existing strengths in underground infrastructure, innovative environment and strong history and political will to tackle sustainability challenges. The innovative and unique SMART tunnel, the first of its kind dual-purpose tunnel in the world is the best example of Malaysian own development. This example became known worldwide as an effective solution to optimise expenditures to solve multiple problems. The tunnel is expected to prevent billions of dollars of possible flood damage and costs from traffic congestion in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. It is listed as one of the top 10 world’s greatest tunnels by CNN. SMART project won the Bristish Construction Industry International Award in 2008 and received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award in 2011 for its innovative and unique management of storm water and peak hour traffic.
The traffic industry is undergoing major changes and developments are on a fast track. Experience the latest solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges with all the experts in the field. Discover the latest trends in infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, safety and parking!
The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics or safety solutions. The 2019 Conference will be the eighth event in an annual sequence. The Conferences are organised in a way to facilitate the interaction between the participants. All papers submitted for the Conference will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field.