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Vision Zero Road Safety Approach Approved by Council  

I am very pleased to report that City Council passed a resolution this week to adopt Vision Zero, a framework which focuses on the prevention of fatalities and injuries due to motor vehicle collisions.
Vision Zero is a concept based on shared responsibilities among partners involved in the road system including politicians, planners, police, community organizations, vehicle manufacturing companies, companies and organizations that purchase transport services and all road users. Some areas of focus may include:
  • Reducing impaired driving
  • Implementing safer speed limits
  • Improving road infrastructure
  • Enhancing pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Road infrastructure changes
Many Canadian municipalities have adopted Vision Zero including, Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton and most recently, the Region of Peel in December 2017. The City’s Transportation & Works Division will begin developing a work plan that will lay out how the City will achieve Vision Zero through education, enforcement and engineering and what resources will be required to do so. For more information about Vision Zero, please visit www.visionzeroinitiative.com.

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