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GVITE Meeting (Online) – The King George Boulevard Corridor Safety Review
February 24, 2022@12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
Vision Zero Surrey: KGB Safety Review The Vision Zero Surrey: KGB Safety Review presentation will introduce Vision Zero Surrey and the application of Vision Zero principles to a corridor safety review of King George Boulevard (KGB). This is the first in-service road safety review commissioned by the City of Surrey under its Vision Zero Safe Mobility Plan. The presentation will describe the City’s vision for the corridor, and how key elements of the Safe Mobility Plan were addressed as part of the review: including a focus on speed management, vulnerable road user safety, transit improvements and equity considerations.
Presenter Bios Shabnem Afzal, BA, MSc 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 the award winning Integrated Road Safety Units & expansion of Intersection Safety Camera Program. She previously held the position of Director of Crime Reduction and Provincial Lead of the Premier’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Crime Reduction. Shabnem joined the City of Surrey in the early part of 2018 as Road Safety Manager, where she led the development of the award winning data-drive and evidence-led Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan to eliminate death and serious injury on Surrey roads. A strong leader and collaborator, she leads stakeholder engagement and partnership development as she delivers road safety in Surrey. The Vision Zero Surrey Team uses best-practices to deliver innovative road safety solutions in the effort towards the long term goal of having the safest roads in Canada. Raheem Dilgir, P.Eng, MBA President, TranSafe Consulting Raheem Dilgir is a certified Level 2 Road Safety Professional, and has been practicing for 27 years in both the public an private sectors and through his company TranSafe Consulting for the past 10 years. Raheem currently serves as President of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals and as the Chair of the Transportation Association of Canada’s Vision Zero and Safe System Subcommittee. Raheem assists road authorities across Canada in developing, delivering and evaluating safe mobility plans and programs. He has conducted over 400 safety audits and in-service reviews, and is passionate about bringing a holistic, systemic approach, based on best practices from around the world, to all of his projects.