Vision Zero - Safety in Seattle workshop

5 Mar 2019

Vision Zero is a global road safety catch-cry, but how do we make it happen in car dominated societies like Australia and the USA?

Dongho Chang, the City Traffic Engineer for Seattle, will share his experience in implementing practical, innovative approaches to road safety at a one-off workshop in Melbourne on Wednesday 20 March.

He will also explain the application of Seattle’s leading-edge pedestrian/bicycle safety assessment tool.

Dongho has worked for over 25 years in the transportation engineering field, focused on improving safety and mobility for all road users. His work with the City of Seattle has helped establish it as a national leader in designing multi-modal streets.

More broadly, Dongho serves on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which oversees changes to highly influential engineering standards that dictate how American streets are designed. He is also an active technical member with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO).

Previously, he was the Traffic Engineer for City of Everett and Area Engineer for Washington State Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for traffic signals group, traffic analysis and channelization review, and traffic safety program.

This small-group event offers a unique opportunity for Australian practitioners to engage with a global expert in a genuine conversation about international lessons and how they can be applied in Australia.

Where:                MAV, Level 11, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne

When:                  9.30am-12.00pm, Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Cost:                     $145 excl. GST

Register via the MAV website

Dongho Chang's visit to Australia is hosted by Victoria Walks and the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). He will also be presenting at the Smart Urban Futures conference.