2020 Minnesota TZD Webinar Series: Traffic Safety Trailblazers—Lessons Learned from Norway and Sweden

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

About the Webinar

Norway and Sweden consistently have the lowest traffic fatality rates in the world. Sweden has been a pioneer in developing zero-fatality programs, and its work provided inspiration for Minnesota’s Toward Zero Death program. In 2019, the city of Oslo, Norway, had one traffic fatality and zero pedestrian and bicycle fatalities.

This webinar shared lessons learned from Norway and Sweden and help to inform continued work in Minnesota.

Webinar Recording & Materials


Stephanie Malinoff, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota


Dr. Matts-Åke Belin
Dr. Matts-Åke Belin
Guro Ranes
Guro Ranes

Guro Ranes is a civil engineer and master of management from Norway. After spending six years as a private consultant, she has close to 25 years of experience with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA), most of them in positions related to road safety. She is currently director of road safety at NPRA in Oslo, Norway. Her main focus at NPRA is policy making and road safety strategies and measures based on Vision Zero. Target setting and development of the National Road Safety Plan of Action based on the latest research and knowledge are key elements in the quest for constant improvement and development.

Dr. Matts-Åke Belin is a senior policy advisor for the Swedish Transport Administration and an adjunct professor at KTH Royal Technology Institute. He has over 25 year of experience within the Swedish government, primarily working with overall safety policies, strategies, and collaboration with different stakeholders. From 2007–2009, Dr. Belin worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, where he participated in the development of global road safety strategies and global partnerships. Dr. Belin has also chaired the technical committee 3.1 on National Road Safety Policies and Programme, World Road Association and served as the international representative at the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committee ANB 10 Transportation Safety Management. Dr. Belin is also the Swedish delegate in UN Road Safety Collaboration and he has served as a national and international senior policy adviser and supported different Vision Zero initiatives around the world. Currently, Dr. Belin is director of the Vision Zero Academy at the Swedish Transport Administration.


Attendees are eligible for 1.0 POST credit, 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), and 1.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

More Information

For more information about the webinar, please contact Linda Dolan at ldolan@umn.edu.


The webinar was offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Health, Public Safety, and Transportation, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The webinar was hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies.