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Moving towards zero: Vancouver's transportation safety action plan

Our goal: Moving towards zero traffic related fatalities

In recent years we have taken steps to improve transportation safety. We have made progress but more work is needed as fatalities and serious injuries still occur, and even one fatality is too many.

Great strides are being made around the world and more and more public and private agencies are recognizing that zero fatalities is the only acceptable goal for transportation safety. 

To achieve our goal, we developed our Moving Towards Zero Safety Action Plan  (2.7 MB), which we presented to City Council in November 2016.

Recent steps we've made

  • Embedded the zero traffic related fatalities target in our Transportation 2040 Plan
  • Conducted a Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan  (8 MB) (68 of 69 priority actions have already been completed)
  • Conducted a Cycling Safety Study  (10 MB) (findings from that study have been implemented in new bikeway designs)
  • Created the Traffic Safety Advisory Group to develop strategies to improve safety from a multi-disciplinary perspective; including feedback from our health partners

Improving transportation safety

Find out how we are improving transportation safety in Vancouver through outreach, data analysis, and more.

Priority intersections and corridors

View and find out how we select our list of priority Vancouver intersections and corridors.

Collision data

Find out how we get, use, and compile Vancouver collision data to understand traffic related injuries.

Questions about our program?

Email: towardszero@vancouver.ca

Your safety is our focus

Our focus is the safety of vulnerable road users, such as people using active transportation modes, and at-risk groups like children, seniors, and those with mobility challenges.

Being mindful about how you get around, whether you're walking, biking, rolling, or driving, helps support the goal of achieving zero serious injuries and fatalities. 

Walking safety

Learn about flashing beacon crosswalks, crosswalk signals, and walking safety tips. We are committed to making walking easier and safer in Vancouver.

Cycling safety tips and regulations

Brush up on how to safely use your bicycle, hoverboard, scooter, and low-powered vehicle on City roads, sidewalks, and paths.

Traffic calming and safety

Find out how the City of Vancouver uses traffic calming measures to keep the roads safe, and learn tips for safe driving.

School Active Travel Planning

The School Active Travel Planning program seeks to encourage and promote walking and cycling to school.

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