VISION ZERO - Surrey 2019 Year in Review
The City of Surrey has released a year in review report for 2019 detailing it's accomplishments in meeting Vision Zero commitments. The City’s goal is an achievable and measurable shorter-term target: to reverse the trend of rising injuries and deaths on Surrey’s roads and achieve a minimum 15% reduction in injury collisions over the next five years (2019-2023).The report's conclusion states:
No one should have to grieve the loss of a loved one as a result of our mobility. Vision Zero is an approach to safe mobility that prioritizes eliminating death and serious injury from the transportation system. The City of Surrey acknowledges its obligation to protect the freedom to travel across our City free from harm. We will prioritize our most vulnerable road users and protect everyone's right to safe mobility.
The Engineering Department recommends that Council approve the five-year Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan 2019-2023 which will move us towards zero people killed and seriously injured on our streets because, Every Life Matters.