Since 1997, traffic fatalities in Vancouver have declined dramatically. And if city councillors have their way, that number could plunge all the way to zero in the not so distant future.
A new motion introduced in council paves the way for the city to implement plans to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries to zero by the year 2040. The motion builds on a 2012 roadmap plotted out in Vancouver’s landmark Transportation 2040 plan.
“Our ultimate goal is to eliminate all fatalities within our active transportation system and make sure road users feel safe and comfortable getting around Vancouver, whether by bike, foot, car or transit,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a statement. Continue reading:
Vancouver Aims to Be Safest City for Pedestrians by 2040