Road Safety Strategy

16 May 2023

In Phases 1 and 2 engagement for the STP, residents identified road safety as a concern that needed to be addressed. As part of the Strategic Transportation Plan, we are developing a Road Safety Strategy that will serve as our roadmap to creating a transportation system designed with safety in mind. The Road Safety Strategy will be guided by the principles of Vision Zero and the Safe Systems Approach.

Vision Zero is a philosophy that aims to eliminate road fatalities and serious injuries while ensuring safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all road users. The Safe Systems Approach is a comprehensive process that addresses all aspects of road safety, including human errors, to prevent predictable and preventable traffic injuries and fatalities. The Safe Systems Approach considers all aspects of road safety, from Road Users, Vehicles, Speeds, Roads and Roadsides, Land Use and Mobility Planning, and Post-Crash Care, to build a safer Coquitlam.

The objectives of the Road Safety Strategy are to:

  1. Articulate a vision for road safety for Coquitlam
  2. Identify safety improvements for the City’s transportation network
  3. Create a plan for implementing both short and long-term actions

Over the coming months, the Coquitlam Road Safety Strategy will be developed based on analysis of crash data from ICBC and Police Reports, input from public and stakeholder engagement, and review of industry best practices and evidence-based research. The Strategy will provide a series of proven actions that align with the Vision, Targets, and Themes of the Strategic Transportation Plan, with a focus on reducing fatal and life altering injury crashes to zero within the city.