The origin of the B.C. Community Road Safety Toolkit was a 2015 survey of British Columbia municipalities by the Safe Roads and Communities Working Committee, one of the five working committees of the B.C. Road Safety Strategy. The survey gathered information about road safety from British Columbia’s communities. It found that many municipalities wanted more […]
A recent study by Rebecca Peterniak, et al, from Fireseeds North Infrastructure, highlight a disparity amongst Canadian municipalities and provinces with respect to Vision Zero readiness. The study shows Vision Zero adoption impacted by a variety of factors, including lack of traffic safety planning and budget constraints.
The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) has developed a comprehensive inventory of proven and promising countermeasures for traffic safety that support the Vision Zero focus of their Road Safety Strategy 2025.
Complete Streets is largely a North American concept that focuses on the design and development of streets that cater to all ages, abilities and modes of transportation. While the definition of a Complete Street is largely fluid, this inclusive approach is a strategy used in Vision Zero cities, as it aligns with the systems-based approach while creating a safe, collaborative environment for all road users.
Published by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), this report provides an overview of theories that support the successful development and implementation of traffic safety campaigns.
This global snapshot, published in 2015, uses collected information from 180 countries on the status of global traffic safety. Alongside relevant statistics, the report pegs the total worldwide road traffic fatalities at 1.25 million, wherein the highest fatality rate is seen in low-income countries. The UN Global Status Report on Road Safety highlights the positive work […]
Following successful adoption in countries such as the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) selected Vision Zero as a primary focus in the fourth version of their Road Safety Strategy. The strategy, released in 2016, focuses on the long term of ensuring Canada’s roads are the safest in the world, while adding a greater focus on the vision of “towards zero.”
As Sweden’s central traffic safety approach, Vision Zero has been the country’s main focus since 1997. The Vision Zero Initiative is “a platform for the collected knowledge … and technology around traffic safety in Sweden.”
The Safe Systems Approach, informed by Sweden’s approach and applied in New Zealand since 2010, focuses on the development of a road system that accounts for human fallibility and vulnerability.
Cities and jurisdictions around the world have adopted Vision Zero with great success, all tailoring the principles of the framework to their own unique needs. These action plans are valuable starting points to understand important considerations for developing your own strategic action plan for your city. Note these are updated as more become available. The […]