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Online survey to develop Vision Zero Road Safety Plan
November 14, 2017 -
How can the City of Kingston improve the safety of Kingston streets over the next 20 years? The Vision Zero survey asks residents questions to help the City develop a strategic road safety plan aimed at eliminating road-related deaths and injuries of any severity involving motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.
"Vision Zero is a model used around the world and it is all about taking real, practical measures to eliminate road-related fatalities and injuries. No loss of life is acceptable – zero is our quest and our goal and we need everyone's help to get there," says Deanna Green, manager, traffic division.
Complete the online survey at www.CityofKingston.ca/VisionZero by Thursday, Nov. 30.
Every year, motor vehicle collisions in Kingston result in more than 300 personal injuries and approximately three fatalities.
The survey input – along with input received at an October open house and a review of Kingston collision history – will be used to help identify six key areas of emphasis to be worked on over the next 20 years. Once complete, 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 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.
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