Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

READING - Richfield Sweet Streets

Road ConstructionRichfield is a suburb of the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2013 it enacted a complete streets policy that became "Richfield Sweet Streets." It incorporates a hierarchy in which users are prioritized differently in road redesign and reconstruction and relies on extensive community engagement, aiming to improve outcomes for individuals and the community as a whole.

REFERENCE - Employers' Guide to Road Safety Requirements

Road Safety at Work LogoBC's Occupation Health and Safety Regulation imposes duties on employers whose employees drive either their own or a company owned vehicle for work. Road Safety at Work has published an Employers' Guide to Road Safety Requirments to assist employers in fulfilling those duties.

NEWS - BC Road Safety Strategy 2025

BC LogoRoadSafetyBC secured funding of $612,000 from Transport Canada's Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program for the BC Road Safety Revitalization Project. The project addresses address current and emerging road safety issues across the province, with wide-ranging and varied delivery locations.

Crowdsourcing Neighbourhood Road Safety Projects

crowdsourcing lightbulbOne definition of crowdsourcing is where an organization obtains ideas from a large, relatively open and often rapidly evolving group of participants. An example of how this can be applied to road safety is found in the Spring 2021 edition of Transportation Talk, a publication of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers. The City of Edmonton is asking it's citizens to participate as part of it's current Safe Mobility Strategy 2021 - 2025.

READING - Complete Street Design Guides

Global Street Design GuideWe are becoming more and more aware that our streets have been designed for motor vehicles and they are not prepared to accommodate cycle and pedestrian traffic safely. If we approach municipal authorities, their engineers point to the TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads and refuse to budge from what it contains.

UN Global Road Safety Week - May 17 to 23, 2021

Love 30 km/hThe focus of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week is speed management. The Week promotes a 30 km/h speed limit in places where people mix with traffic. Everyone is encouraged to join the #Love30 campaign to call for 30 km/h speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide.

WEBINAR - Road Safety 101 for Small Businesses

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work is offering a free webinar, Road Safety 101 for Small Businesses from 10:00 to 11:00 am on April 28, 2021.

RESEARCH - Measuring the Success of Safe Routes to School

School Zone SignSafe Routes to School (SRTS) programs seek to increase the number of students who use active transportation (walking & cycling) methods to travel to and from school. Increasing physical activity has the potential to improve health. SRTS programs aim to accomplish this goal through engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, equity, and evaluation.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS - Conducting Road Safety Risk Assessments

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work will be conducting on line virtual workshops on April 21, May 12, September 22 and October 20, 2021. The workshops will train participants to identify, rank and address road safety risks. Learn how to use the Road Safety At Work Risk Check Tool to make this task easier.

REPORT - BikeMaps.org Evaluation

BikeMaps.org LogoBikeMaps.org is a crowd sourced map of cycling collision data worldwide. Incidents of collisions, near misses, hazards and thefts can be entered via the web site or through the free Android or Apple apps. The data collected is available to all. If you choose to register and log in, it will even alert you to recent incidents mapped in your area.

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