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GVITE Breakfast Meeting

February 5, 2020@7:30 am to 9:00 am PST

$25 – $55

Since launching Vision Zero in February 2019 the City of Surrey is emerging as a leading municipality in road safety in British Columbia and across Canada. Key to their success to date has been a strong emphasis on the role that transportation system designers play in keeping the community safe. By designing the transportation system to be forgiving of human error, mistakes do not end up costing someone their life or leaving them with life-altering injuries.

Shabnem Afzal, City of Surrey Road Safety Manager and Vision Zero Surrey Lead, will present on Surrey’s award winning Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan. The ambitious plan takes a holistic, data driven, best practice approach to road safety, with the Vision to have Zero people killed and seriously injured on Surrey roads. Shabnem will share how the City’s Road Safety Team, with its partners, developed the plan following best practices from leading European and North American jurisdictions. She will provide examples of key actions and interventions taken since the plan launched and how she and her team have been rolling out their implementation plan. Hearing about Surrey’s unique, staff-led approach to Vision Zero, and how they have leveraged ITS for road safety is not to be missed!

About the Presenter:

Shabnem Afzal, BA (Hons), MSc (Distinction)
Road Safety Manager & Vision Zero Lead, City of Surrey

Shabnem has held several Director positions within the B.C. provincial government, including Director of Road Safety where she led the development of award winning Integrated Road Safety Units & expansion of Intersection Safety Camera Program.  She previously held the position of Director of Crime Reduction & Provincial Lead of the Premier’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Crime Reduction.As an established public safety leader with a background in policy development and university researcher, Shabnem has worked internationally across all levels of government.  Over the past 20 years, her work has involved the areas of crime reduction, road safety and social policy. A published author in leading UK journals, Shabnem has been influential in shaping UK policy on a number of controversial public safety issues.

Shabnem joined the City of Surrey in the early part of 2018 as Manager of Road Safety, where she has led the development of the award winning Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan to eliminate death and serious injury on Surrey roads. A strong leader and collaborator, she designed and led stakeholder engagement and partnership development as the basis for delivering road safety in Surrey.

She is currently leading a Road Safety Team within the City’s Engineering Department, to undertake a holistic, cross sectoral effort towards the long term goal of having the safest roads in Canada.

Location: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
1 East B Meeting Room, Located just off the Main Atrium
– Greeters will show you to the room when you arrive.

Please note: The City Hall parkade opens at 6:00am. Public parking is available on P1 for $1.50 per hour. Please see linked map for entrance information. Skytrain is also an option as the Central City Skytrain Station is right across the plaza from the City Hall South Entrance.

Time: 7:30 am – 8:00 am (Registration & Breakfast)
8:00 am – 9:00 am (Presentation)

Early Bird Cost (before and on January 31st): 

$45 (Members)
$50 (Non-Members)
$25 (Students)

Cost (after January 31st):

$50 (Members)
$55 (Non-Members)
$30 (Students)

GVITE Breakfast Meeting


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February 5, 2020
7:30 am to 9:00 am PST
$25 – $55
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ITE Greater Vancouver
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Surrey City Hall
13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia V3T 1V8 Canada
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