Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan

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Introduction

Road safety is a priority for the City of Winnipeg. The Road Safety Strategic Action Plan is driven by data and public feedback and will serve as a roadmap for implementing both short-term solutions and long-term investments over the next 3-5 years and beyond.


Background

Road safety is important locally, nationally, and internationally. Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and disability in many jurisdictions, and result in significant economic costs, pain and suffering, and life-altering consequences. Over the last 10 years, Winnipeg has seen an annual average of 13 fatal collisions and 145 collisions resulting in

Introduction

Road safety is a priority for the City of Winnipeg. The Road Safety Strategic Action Plan is driven by data and public feedback and will serve as a roadmap for implementing both short-term solutions and long-term investments over the next 3-5 years and beyond.


Background

Road safety is important locally, nationally, and internationally. Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and disability in many jurisdictions, and result in significant economic costs, pain and suffering, and life-altering consequences. Over the last 10 years, Winnipeg has seen an annual average of 13 fatal collisions and 145 collisions resulting in serious injuries. In fact, while fatal collisions have decreased year over year, the number of injury-causing collisions has increased over the last 20 years. Serious injuries and deaths on the road are preventable – and Winnipeggers are in the midst of a cultural shift to a mindset wherein such incidents are no longer tolerated.

The Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan will serve as a roadmap for implementing both short-term solutions and long-term investments over the next 3-5 years and beyond in a coordinated and focused manner, to ensure the City is doing its part in preventing serious injury and death on our roads.

As part of the action plan, we will:

  • Conduct a gap assessment of the current state of road safety in Winnipeg;
  • Confirm the long-term vision and define focus areas;
  • Develop an implementable action plan that can achieve the road safety vision and synergize with other City policies, priorities, and mandates;
  • Identify resources, establish working groups, and develop a monitoring and evaluation; and framework that will ensure the action plan is sustainable and implementable.

The project team will build the plan based on what we hear through both conversations with road safety stakeholders and a variety of public engagement sessions, as well as an in-depth statistical and analytical review.

The Provincial Act that governs the City of Winnipeg is the City of Winnipeg Charter. The next level of planning document is OurWinnipeg, which is the overarching city-wide plan that guides the City's actions. From there, Complete Communities and the Transportation Master Plan are city-wide policies and plans. The Road Safety Strategic Action Plan is the implementation tool in this project. The external companion strategy from the Province is the Manitoba Road Safety Plan (2017-2020).

This action plan builds on our past efforts and the greater Road to Zero: Manitoba Road Safety Plan 2017-2020 and will identify opportunities to work with our partners to develop multidisciplinary approaches to make our roads safer through the lenses of planning, infrastructure, enforcement and education. Moving forward, the action plan will inform and support larger strategic efforts, including the Transportation Master Plan, helping us plan for the next phase of road safety efforts in Winnipeg.

  • August 19, 2020 Help Shape the Future of Road Safety for Winnipeg

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    23 June, 2020

    Work on the Road Safety Strategic Action Plan is underway. We want to hear your perceptions of road safety, about your experience as a road user (pedestrian, cyclist or motorist), and how we can improve the safety of Winnipeg roads.

    Our public engagement goals for this project are to:

    • Understand Winnipeggers perception of road safety issues and their vision for safer roads;
    • Understand road safety issues from the perspectives of all road users (pedestrians; cyclists; and motorists);
    • Gather input from Winnipeggers on improvements to the road network, road safety enhancements or innovations, and road safety education;
    • Gather input from Winnipeggers on their priorities for road safety investments and;
    • Communicate how public input was used to help shape the Road Safety Strategies and Action Plan.

    Join as at an upcoming event! For more information, or to register for an event, visit the Get Involved tab.


    Virtual Engagement Sessions

    Join us to learn more about the development of the strategic action plan, ask questions, and answer some of our questions live.

    Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Format: Zoom Virtual Webinar

    Register here


    Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    Format: Zoom Virtual Webinar

    Register here


    Talk Road Safety

    We selected four pop-up locations to engage with communities in higher needs areas that experience higher rates of collisions.

    At locations marked with an asterisk (*): Get a bike tune up from the WRENCH and tell us why road safety matters to you.

    PLEASE NOTE: Public Health measures will be adhered to at all pop-up events. Gathering size will be limited to 50 people at a time, and appropriate social distance will be maintained. The use of face masks at in-person events is highly recommended. If, in case of poor weather, an event is moved indoors a limited supply of single-use masks will be made available to those without one. Please self-screen prior to attending, stay home if you are ill, and wash or sanitize your hands.

    COVID-19 information:

    • You must self-screen prior to attending; stay home if you are ill.
    • Use the provided hand sanitizer.
    • The use of a face mask is highly recommended.
    • Maintain a 2-metre distance from others.
    • Avoid handshakes and other tactile greetings.
    • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm and turn away from those around you. Sanitize or wash your hands afterwards.


    Date: September 5, 2020

    Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Location: Bronx Park Farmers’ Market, 720 Henderson Hwy

    *Date: September 9, 2020

    Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Location: Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young St.

    *Date: September 11, 2020

    Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Location: Powers Park Plaza, Powers St. at Selkirk Ave., North side


    Date: September 15, 2020

    Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m
    Location: Barbara Mitchell Resource Centre, 51 Morrow Ave.



    Discussion Kit

    We invite those unable to attend an event or complete the survey and mapping tool to host a discussion with friends and family using the discussion kit. Available until September 30, 2020. Submit your completed discussion guide to roadsafety@winnipeg.ca