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City seeks input to develop Vision Zero Road Safety Plan

October 4, 2017 -

The City of Kingston wants your ideas on how to improve the safety of Kingston streets as it develops its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

"The ‘Vision Zero' model for road safety is used throughout the world. Vision Zero means that no loss of life on our roads is acceptable. As part of the road safety plan, we will be working with local stakeholders to develop policies and actions to help us eliminate fatalities and injuries on our roads. We need the public's input to help us achieve this vision," says Deanna Green, manager, traffic division.

Every year, motor vehicle collisions in Kingston result in more than 300 personal injuries and approximately three fatalities.

Find out more about Vision Zero and offer your road safety ideas:

  • Come to the open house – 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
  • After Oct. 24, take the online survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/VisionZero. The survey closes on Thursday, Nov. 30.

The City will use your input and a review of Kingston's collision history to help identify six key areas of emphasis to be worked on over the short, medium and long-term over the next 20 years. Once complete, the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan will offer guidelines, policies, procedures, programs and technology to help the City and community stakeholders achieve annual targets to protect motorists and other vulnerable road users, including motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.  

The Vision Zero model the City is following is used around the world to develop strategic road safety plans based on the five E's of road safety – engineering, education, enforcement, evaluation and engagement.

Find out more at www.CityofKingston.ca/VisionZero.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.