Our goal: To have zero traffic related fatalities and serious injuries
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 PDF file (8 MB) (68 of 69 priority actions have already been completed)
- Conducted a Cycling Safety Study PDF file (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
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 PDF file (3 MB), which we presented to City Council in November 2016.
What's happeningSlow zone pilot
We're launching our first slow zone demonstration pilot in late February 2021 in the Grandview-Woodland area. A slow zone is a specifically designated area with slower speeds than otherwise similar streets in the same jurisdiction.
The slow zone's boundaries are Clark Drive, 1st Avenue, Commercial Drive, and Grandview Highway North. Gateway signs, speed limit signs, and paint markings will be posted to alert drivers the speed limit is 30 km/h on local streets. Currently, the speed limit is 50 km/h on all local streets unless otherwise posted.
The pilot will test an official speed-limit reduction.
Your safety is our focus
What we're doing
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