Vision Zero - How Safe Are Our Roads?

Vision Zero is a global movement transforming the way we use, interact and travel on our roads. It has a simple and clear goal: ZERO fatalities or serious injuries on roadways. Vision Zero aims for safer streets through improved education, enforcement, engineering, evaluation and engagement.  The City of Hamilton is exploring Vision Zero to determine whether it’s feasible to implement the approach on Hamilton’s roadways. Tell me and the City what you think about the safety of Hamilton’s roads by taking the online survey

Vision Zero is a Swedish approach to road safety thinking. The Vision Zero concept makes human error part of the road safety equation, and has an ultimate goal of no deaths or serious injuries on roadways. Vision Zero is not about reducing accidents, it’s about road safety reform wherein no loss of life or serious injury is acceptable.

Road systems are based on the fact that drivers make mistakes. Vision Zero is about recognizing that traffic deaths and injuries are preventable, and improving the safety of roadways through education, enforcement, engineering, evaluation and engagement.

Many cities around the world have adopted or are considering the Vision Zero approach. Currently, Hamilton is exploring Vision Zero and asking the community for their opinions about road safety in Hamilton. Please help us to ensure Hamilton the safest place to raise a child and age successfully.

Public engagement session: The City is hosting a public engagement session on November 22, 2016 to collect more feedback from residents. All are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions about potentially implementing Vision Zero in Hamilton. Details coming soon.

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