Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan

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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

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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Winnipeg is developing a Road Safety Strategic Action Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for setting the direction and pace of road safety investments over the next 3-5 years and beyond. 


    Some of the main things we heard during Phase 1 of engagement was that: 

    • Road design is a major influence on road safety and gaps in infrastructure need to be addressed to improve safety for all road users. 
    • Improvements for road safety education are required for all road users. 
    • Further enforcement is required to limit unsafe behaviours. 


    After hearing from you on what matters most when it comes to road safety in Winnipeg, the draft focus areas and actions are here and we want to hear from you! 

     

    What is a focus area?

    Focus areas represent top road safety priorities in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan’s five focus areas have been developed based on collision data, technical expertise, and public and stakeholder input received during Phase 1 of engagement. These focus areas will help us allocate resources and develop targeted action and implementation plans to improve road safety. 

     

    Actions have been developed within each focus area to address key concerns and bring us closer to achieving our long term vision. This survey includes a subset of some of the more familiar actions for your consideration and input.  For a complete listing of all actions, review this handout

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