City services | November 24, 2021
Today, Council approved the City of Mississauga’s first-ever Vision Zero Action Plan (VZAP). This plan consists of 99 actions to help Mississauga reach its Vision Zero goal of zero fatal and serious collisions on the road network. The VZAP provides a toolkit that City staff can apply to current and future road projects to protect Mississauga’s road users.
“Many collisions are preventable and any loss of life on our roadways is unacceptable,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The actions we’ve endorsed today will help make our roads safer and save lives. From street design to traffic signals, along with traffic calming measures and educating road users, there is a lot of work to be done. Committees across the City including the Road Safety Committee, Traffic Safety Council and Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee are collectively working to address road safety. Together, our goal is to keep everyone safe on Mississauga’s streets and encourage safe travel behaviour to eliminate all serious injury and fatal collisions.”
The Vision Zero Action Plan expands on the recommendations of the City’s Transportation Master Plan. It also builds upon the recommendations in other transportation-related plans already approved by the City including the Cycling Master Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan and Transportation Demand Management Plan.
VZAP actions are broken down into the five E’s of road safety:
“We recognize that our streets and roads should be designed to anticipate human error. The City needs to plan roads in a way that minimizes collisions and their severity,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Planning. “We will continue to invest in road safety initiatives including implementing protected and dedicated bike lanes, prioritizing safety over travel time, and developing a turn calming program to protect pedestrians. We are committed to achieving our Vision Zero goal while increasing mobility and safety for all.”
The VZAP will be updated as new trends, technologies and challenges present themselves. A Vision Zero update will be developed annually to monitor and report back on progress.
Road Safety Survey – Have your say and tell us your priorities for road safety
As part of the VZAP, the City is conducting a Road Safety survey to understand the road safety-related priorities of Mississauga residents. The survey will gather a baseline for residents’ perceptions and priorities regarding road safety and will inform future road safety initiatives.
The Road Safety survey is open to residents now until Friday, December 17, 2021. To take the survey, visit, http://ow.ly/ez8850GIjiI.
Learn more about Vision Zero or read the VZAP: Mississauga.ca/visionzero.
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