In February 2018, Mississauga passed a resolution to adopt Vision Zero. In May 2019, City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) which outlines a vision, six goals and over 90 action items to guide the future of the City’s transportation system from today to 2041. The plan is committed to advancing Vision Zero.
The Region of Peel has also adopted Vision Zero, and published its Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan in 2018.
The impact of collisions
Today, Mississauga has the second lowest rate of fatalities and injuries on its roads of municipalities of the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA), and collision rates in Mississauga are similar to its peers. The majority of collisions and personal injuries occur on Mississauga’s arterial and major collector roadways, outside of neighbourhood areas.
Intersections account for the most serious conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, cyclists, or other vulnerable road users. Aggressive, impaired, and distracted driving are significant concerns. Safety while walking, cycling, or taking the bus to school is also a concern for parents.