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.

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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