Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

ACT NOW: We Need a Vision Zero Strategy for Road Safety

Published on March 13, 2020

Everyone has a right to feel safe on our roads, including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, seniors, kids, and emergency road workers.

But right now, our streets aren't safe. Each day, an average of seven people are taken to the emergency room because they were hit by a car on Ontario’s roads.

That’s seven people too many.

That's why I have introduced a new Private Member's Bill calling on the provincial government to develop a Vision Zero plan for Ontario.  

A provincial Vision Zero approach means we would be making all our transportation decisions from the perspective of reducing serious injuries and deaths on our streets to zero.

A provincial Vision Zero strategy would unite the areas under provincial jurisdiction – including thousands of kilometers of roads, Highway Traffic Act legislation, municipal infrastructure funding programs, and roadway design guidelines – under a vision zero approach. 

A provincial Vision Zero strategy would also help ensure municipalities across Ontario had support and guidelines for developing their own local plans based on evidence based proven interventions  and would support the provision of provincial funding towards Vision Zero initiatives.

We know how to stop road violence. Let's act now. 

Please fill out the form below to send a message to the Minister of Transportation, Premier Doug Ford, and your local MPP to demand that the government do the right thing to keep our roads safe for everyone.