Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

RESOURCE - Action2Zero

Action2Zero LogoDoes your community have a road safety plan? If if does, your local government is probably ahead of most. If it doesn't, you should be asking your elected representatives why this is the case. After all, you are more likely to suffer financial loss, injury or death from a traffic related incident than you are from all other criminal actions combined.

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.

RESOURCE - Elementary Road Safety

Parachute Canada LogoEvery year in Canada, drivers kill 16 child pedestrians and 5 child cyclists. They also injure 1,300 and 700 respectively. Sadly most of these incidents are preventable and we can do things to make it safer for children to walk or ride a bicycle in our community.

CONTEST - Win a Set of Winter Tires

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work (RSAW) offers a free online training course, Winter Driving Safety for Employers and Supervisors to give them the tools they need to plan, implement and monitor a winter driving safety program in their organization. According to RSAW "the winter months of November, December and January are the most dangerous. Almost one third of all work-related crashes resulting in injury and time-loss claims occur during these months."

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.

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