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Moving towards zero: Vancouver's transportation safety action plan

Our goal: Moving towards zero traffic related fatalities

In recent years we have taken steps to improve transportation safety. We have made progress but more work is needed as fatalities and serious injuries still occur, and even one fatality is too many.

Great strides are being made around the world and more and more public and private agencies are recognizing that zero fatalities is the only acceptable goal for transportation safety. 

To achieve our goal, we developed our Moving Towards Zero Safety Action Plan  (2.7 MB), which we presented to City Council in November 2016.

Recent steps we've made

  • Embedded the zero traffic related fatalities target in our Transportation 2040 Plan
  • Conducted a Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan  (8 MB) (68 of 69 priority actions have already been completed)
  • Conducted a Cycling Safety Study  (10 MB) (findings from that study have been implemented in new bikeway designs)
  • Created the Traffic Safety Advisory Group to develop strategies to improve safety from a multi-disciplinary perspective; including feedback from our health partners

Your safety is our focus

Visibility and safety tips

Make sure you know how to stay seen and safe during dark times of day and wet weather with our visibility and safety tips.

Signs, signals, and regulations

Recognize the signs and signals used in Vancouver and know the regulations that help keep everyone safe.

Traffic calming and safety

Find out how the City of Vancouver uses traffic calming measures to keep the roads safe, and learn tips for safe driving.

What we're doing

Improving transportation safety

Find out how we are improving transportation safety in Vancouver through outreach, data analysis, and more.

Priority intersections and corridors

View and find out how we select our list of priority Vancouver intersections and corridors.

Collision data

Find out how we get, use, and compile Vancouver collision data to understand traffic related injuries.

School Active Travel Planning

The School Active Travel Planning program seeks to encourage and promote walking and cycling to school.

Questions about our program? Email us.


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