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3.3.2

Implement proven roadway safety strategies and education to enhance the safety of our roadways.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
The 2012 and 2013 annual collision reports were provided to Regional Council on September 2013, 2014 respectively. These reports identified specific roadway safety “countermeasures” for implementation at priority locations.  A new education program related to roundabouts was released in 2012 and staff continue to promote the Region’s educational DVD on roundabouts.  A pedestrian safety campaign was released in 2012 to mitigate pedestrian collisions during fall months as incidents tend to increase because of the decreased light conditions. Staff continually review the Regional road network to identify locations with unusual collision trends.  Proven collision countermeasures will be considered at these locations and will be included in road projects that form part of the Region’s ongoing Transportation Capital Program.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Staff is expecting to complete the 2012 annual collision report to Council in September 2013 which will identify specific roadway safety “countermeasures” for implementation at priority locations. A new education program related to roundabouts was released the week of July 9, 2012. A pedestrian safety campaign was released in 2012 to mitigate pedestrian collisions during fall months as incidents tend to increase because of decreased light conditions.

2013 staff continue to promote the Region’s roundabout educational training DVD.

Progress Update (January 2013)

The 2011 annual collision report was completed and provided to Regional Council in September 2012.  This report identified specific priority roadway segments that will be considered for potential safety "countermeasures". 

A new education program related to roundabouts was released in July 2012 and a new radio ad began airing in September 2012 to help mitigate pedestrian collisions in the last quarter of 2012.

Progress Indicators

  • Annual collision report
  • Implementation of "countermeasure" strategies at priority locations
  • New education and awareness programs.
  • Ultimate goal - reduce collisions

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)