Vision Zero Statement
July 5, 2022
We are devastated about another fatality on our roads and another child injured while crossing city streets. Our thoughts go out to the families and all impacted.
The City has committed to Vision Zero, but our statistics are showing it’s actually getting worse, especially for vulnerable road users as the report going to council tomorrow on new street safety design guidelines shows.
This needs to be a priority. We need to start by listening to residents. They know the issues in their neighbourhoods and they have ideas of potential solutions. This is how we will get to Vision Zero as a community.
As mayor, I will move for a Vision Zero review of streets leading to Red Hill, the Linc, and provincial highways in addition to promoting a complete streets review in each ward. We will double the cycling network by 2026 and increase separated and protected bike lanes city-wide.
We will introduce an annual Vision Zero Report Card to report with accountability and transparency how we are making our streets safer, and implement an inclusive and equitable process for street design. We will also designate an annual budget to the implementation of Vision Zero.
Once again our thoughts are with the families impacted by these latest incidents on our roads. We commit to learning from every road fatality and serious injury so that no other families have to go through this pain. We will act to make streets safer.