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.

  • We want to hear from you about your perception and experience as a road user (pedestrian, cyclist or motorist) in Winnipeg and learn more about how and what road safety improvements can be made.

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