We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all of the recipients of the 2021/2022 BC Vision Zero in Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users Program!
This year, 37 projects were approved, with projects in every regional health authority. Of these, 16 are from and in Indigenous communities. Projects include improvements such as crosswalk infrastructure, closed streets, traffic calming, speed limit reduction pilots, walk signals that give a head start to pedestrians, speed reader boards, mixed use paths, better lighting and signage, and road safety planning.
The Program is funded by the Ministry of Health ($350,000) and by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure ($200,000).* Funding amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000, and the project term is for one year: April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
The Program was established with the goal of generating immediate and long-term injury reduction benefits for vulnerable road users in underserved communities, Indigenous communities, and small and remote communities. It will also help to advance the implementation of innovative, technology-driven, proven and low-cost road safety crash countermeasures.
*Vancouver Coastal Health contributed $84,000 to the program.