GRANT - Vision Zero in Road Safety

BCIRPU LogoAre you part of a school district, parent advisory council (PAC), a road safety advocacy group or other non-government organization (NGO) in need of funding for road safety improvements that will result in a reduction in road user injuries or the severity of those injuries? The opportunity to apply for a Vision Zero in Road Safety grant opened on November 1, 2021.

The grants of $5,000 to $20,000 are aimed at small and remote communities to "advance the implementation of innovative, technology-driven, proven and low-cost road safety crash countermeasures."

Examples include:

  • Traffic signal timing changes
  • Raised crosswalks
  • Solar powered speed feedback signs
  • Rectangular rapid flashing beacons
  • Innovative pavement markings
  • Curb extensions or bollards

In the case of indigenous communities grants may include any items listed above, but also include other Indigenous-led road safety priorities, such as road safety planning, initiatives aimed to address specific problems such as driver training, impaired driving, community consultations, stakeholder engagement, public awareness, creation of a bike-share program, etc.

A program package is available for download and a Vision Zero webinar will be held on November 18, 2021. The webinar requires registration in advance.

Application templates for the grant are available in both PDF and Word formats. Completed applications must be submitted by e-mail to bcinjury@bcchr.ca by December 10, 2021. The address can also be used to ask questions about the program.

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