Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

'Vision Zero 2.0' Launched When Vision Zero 1.0 Didn't Save Any Lives

Toronto has gone back to the drawing board for more effective strategies and tactics for reducing traffic fatalities after its first attempt failed to produce any measurable results.
July 18, 2019, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

"City council has voted to reboot its road-safety plan, as its first attempt failed to reduce traffic deaths," reports Ben Spurr from Toronto.

"Three years after endorsing the city’s first Vision Zero strategy aimed at eliminating road fatalities, councillors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt Vision Zero 2.0," according to Spurr.

"Under the enhanced plan, the city will reduce speed limits on dozens of arterial roads across Toronto, install more sidewalks and implement more pedestrian head-start signals, among other measures."

In the year following the implementation of the previous version of the plan, pedestrian and cyclist fatalities actually jumped, from 45 to 47.

Share Tweet LinkedIn Email