Car and cyclist stopped for pedestrian at crosswalk with flashing beacon at Victoria and Grant streets

Moving towards zero: Vancouver's transportation safety action plan

Our goal: To have zero traffic related fatalities and serious injuries

Recent steps we've made

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  (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

Visibility and safety tips

Know how to stay seen and safe during dark times of day and wet weather.

Signs, signals, and regulations

Recognize the signs and signals used in Vancouver and know the regulations that help keep everyone safe.

Traffic calming and safety

How we use traffic calming measures to keep the roads safe and tips for safe driving.

What we're doing

Improving safety

How we're improving transportation safety in Vancouver with outreach, data analysis, and more.

Rail safety

We're working to reduce impacts from rail activity and improve the safety near rail crossings.

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.

School Active Travel Program

Our program seeks to encourage and promote walking, cycling, and rolling to school.

Grandma On The Move

Grandma on the Move, features Will Stroet and Charlotte Diamond, with an aim to inspire safe, courteous, and mindful road behaviour.

Report an issue or request a service

Report traffic or pedestrian signal issues

Use this VanConnect form to request traffic or pedestrian signal changes, additions, and repairs.

Report street light issues

Use our app to report street light issues in Vancouver.

Request sidewalk repairs

Use this VanConnect form to request sidewalk repairs in the city.

Request sign repair

Use this VanConnect form to request sign repair in the city.

Questions about our program? Email us.