Many Canadian cities and provinces have adopted Vision Zero or are considering Vision Zero. This map records official adoption as the month and year the jurisdiction officially approved a Vision Zero traffic safety plan. To see details on each jurisdiction, select the map markers or select the jurisdiction from the menu listing. To add your jurisdiction or to get in touch with one of these jurisdictions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian cities, regions, provinces and territories that have adopted Vision Zero:
- 2 Provinces
- 18 Cities
- 2 Regions
Cities, regions, provinces and territories where adoption of Vision Zero is being debated, or is anticipated shortly.
- 10 Cities
- 3 Regions
Canadian cities, regions, provinces and territories that have adopted Vision Zero: *Official adoption is stated by the month/year the Vision Zero traffic safety plan was officially approved.Back
- Halifax, NS
- Mississauga, ON
- Guelph, ON
- Brantford, ON
- Durham Region, ON
- Hamilton, ON
- Kingston, ON
- London, ON
- Ottawa, ON
- Region of Peel, ON
- Toronto, ON
- Montreal, QC
- Trois-Rivières, QC
- Saskatoon, SK
- Calgary, AB
- Edmonton, AB
- Fort Saskatchewan, AB
- St. Albert, AB
- Surrey, BC
- Vancouver, BC
- British Columbia
Cities, regions, provinces and territories where adoption of Vision Zero is being debated, or is anticipated shortly.Back
Adopted in June 2018.
Halifax adopted their Strategic Road Safety Plan for 2018 to 2023 in 2018. Halifax draws a distinction between “Vision Zero” and “Towards Zero”/”Road To Zero”: the latter is described as recognizing the reality that zero deaths and injuries cannot be accomplished immediately. The goal currently is 15 per cent reduction of fatal and injury collisions within five years.
Halifax Strategic Road Safety Plan
The City of Mississauga committed to Vision Zero in 2018 through a Council-approved motion. Mississauga City Council also passed a resolution to adopt Vision Zero and work towards a goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries as a result of collisions on city streets. The City’s pledge to achieve Vision Zero was further strengthened through the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) approved in 2019. This led to the development of the Vision Zero Action Plan which provides city staff with actions they can apply to their current and ongoing projects so that they contribute to the Vision Zero goal of eliminating fatalities and serious injuries in the transportation system.
On January 24, 2022, Council approved the Road Safety: City of Guelph Transportation Master Plan. With this plan, the city has committed to the target of Vision Zero using the SSA. The plan is committed to a transportation system for all ages and abilities across all modes of transportation including walking, biking, driving, transit, and mobility devices. The plan aims to reduce the likelihood of collisions and reduce the consequence of collisions by protecting vulnerable road users and improving street function and design.
Niagara Region, ONBack
On November 5, 2019, the Niagara Region sought Regional Council approval to adopt the Vision Zero Road Safety Program. The program aims to implement Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE), Red Light Cameras (RLCs), and Community Safety Zones to cut deaths and injuries on the road down to zero. In order to move forward with the program all 12 LEMs must agree upon a funding formula. On May 2, 2022 Grimsby agreed to implement the program after already rejecting the project twice. Now that all 12 municipalities are onboards the region hopes the program will go live later this year.
The City of Kamloops is in the process of developing a comprehensive Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy that outlines goals and measures to achieve a target of zero fatalities or serious injuries caused by collisions by 2039. The strategy will use a SSA to achieve vision zero. The city is asking for the public’s help by gathering their stories and feedback on road safety, along with collision data, crash analyses and input from industry to develop the plan which will be presented to council this fall.
Previous council approved a Vision Zero plan in 2019, which focused specifically on school zones and parks, and playgrounds. An updated Vision Zero report will be completed and presented to City Council in quarter three of this year.
While Saanich’s Active Transportation Plan includes a Vision Zero target, it stops short of adopting Vision Zero as the primary guiding principle. On January 10, 2022, city councillors voted unanimously to ask staff to report back on options to cut the timeline for their Active Transportation Plan in half to 15 years to implement a Vision Zero plan more quickly to protect vulnerable road users. According to city council, accelerating the active transportation plan and developing a Vision Zero strategy in tandem will fundamentally change the way that residents live and increase the livability of Saanich’s communities.
Saint John, NBBack
The City of Saint John has developed a three-phase project called MoveSJ. This project will guide how people and goods will move throughout the city and transportation infrastructure investments over the next 25 years. Currently phase 1 and 2 of the project has been completed and the Road Safety Strategy is in draft form.
St. John’s, NLBack
In early 2020, St. John’s city council discussed the possibility of adopting a Vision Zero approach. Currently the City does not have a formal Vision Zero policy, but the City’s annual intersection safety program will contribute to a Vision Zero approach.
The City of Brantford adopted the Vision Zero initiative in 2018. Since then, the City of Brantford have created Vision Zero: The City of Brantford’s Road Safety Plan (2021-2026) which aims to address a number of goals and priorities for the city, including promoting safe, healthy, and age-friendly built environments. This five year plan outlines the projects the City of Brantford and community partners have committed to delivering to achieve the Vision Zero goals. The plan also focuses on three pillars to emphasize road safety: engineering, education, and enforcement.
Durham Region, ONBack
Adopted in April 2019.
Durham Region first initiated their Strategic Road Safety Action Plan Project in 2017. Durham collaborated with evidence-based action plan. The goal for the first five years (2019-2023) is to reduce fatal and injury collisions by at least 10 per cent. Regional Council approved the Strategic Road Safety Action Plan in 2019, and Durham held its official launch of Durham Vision Zero in May 2019.
Adopted in February 2019.
Hamilton has officially adopted a Vision Zero-oriented road safety plan as part of its overall Strategic Road Safety Program (SRSP). The SRSP aims to “eliminate incidents that result in injury or fatality”, and was re-established in August 2014 with Vision Zero in mind. Hamilton’s Vision Zero Action Plan is anticipated to change as more safety data becomes available.
Vision Zero Hamilton: 2019-2025 Action Plan
Adopted in September 2019.
In 2016, City Council asked the City to develop an overall road safety strategy. Research and background work began in 2017, and their Vision Zero Road Safety Plan was approved in 2019. Kingston’s goal over the next 20 years is for zero traffic fatalities, zero serious injury collisions and zero collisions with vulnerable road users. Their five-year plan is a 10 per cent reduction in serious collisions.
Vision Zero: Kingston’s Road Safety Plan
Adopted in May 2017.
London’s Municipal Council adopted the Vision Zero principles for the City of London in 2017. The principles were attached to the implementation of the 2014-2019 London Road Safety Strategy, which continued to define the City’s and Middlesex County’s approach to traffic safety. The City of London currently describes Vision Zero as an “aspirational goal”.
London, Ontario Road Safety
North Bay, ONBack
A “soft approval” to pursue Vision Zero was given in 2017, and City Council endorsed a framework for North Bay Vision Zero in September 2018 (Bortolon, 2018; City of North Bay, 2018). Development of a five-year action plan is underway and so the program is not considered to be in implementation at this time.
In 2019 the city created the 2020-2024 Road Safety Action Plan, built on the success of the previous plan. The plan is guided by the theme of “Think Safety, Act Safely” and focuses efforts and resources where they are needed most to have the greatest impact on reducing collisions resulting in serious injury or death. This new plan also emphasises towards zero fatalities and major injuries vision and goal.
Region of Peel, ONBack
Adopted in December 2017.
The Region of Peel Council adopted the Vision Zero framework in 2017, planning to bring a strategic plan to Council in 2018. In 2018, Peel’s Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan 2018-2022 was formally approved. The plan is fully committed to working towards zero fatal and injury collisions for all road users.
Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan 2018-2022
Adopted in July 2016. Vision Zero 2.0 released in March 2019.
The City of Toronto introduced their Vision Zero Road Safety Plan (2017-2021) in 2016, after two years of development with around 12 partner agencies and approval from Toronto City Council. In 2019, Toronto City Council approved Vision Zero 2.0, which represents a renewed commitment to the Vision Zero approach and an updated focus on efforts to achieve road safety goals.
In 2019, Windsor’s city council heard comments from the Windsor Bicycling Committee, Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal and Bike Windsor Essex recommending the development of a Vision Zero policy; thereafter, the city’s Environment Transportation & Public Safety Standing Committee requested a draft Vision Zero policy be developed (City of Windsor, 2019). Limited information is available regarding the status of Vision Zero in Windsor at this time.
Adopted in September 2016.
Elected City Officials in Montreal launched a Vision Zero initiative for the first time in 2016, which reinstated the road safety content from their 2008 Transportation Plan. This was the city’s first step towards a concrete Vision Zero action plan, which then officially launched in 2018. Currently the city has developed a new action plan for 2022 to 2024.
Adopted in November 2018.
In 2018, City Council expressed adherence to the overall Vision Zero philosophy with zero dead or seriously injured on the streets of Trois-Rivières. Public consultations were then held in 2019, and the first concrete measures towards Vision Zero road safety plan are expected to be in place in 2020.
Adopted in September 2017.
Manitoba defined their commitment to Vision Zero in the Manitoba Road Safety Plan 2017-2020: the Road To Zero. Their approach is outlined as “Towards Zero” rather than “Vision Zero” and the plan states, “Towards Zero maintains that while not all types of crashes may be prevented, traffic deaths and severe injuries are preventable.”
Road to Zero: Manitoba Road Safety Plan 2017 to 2020
In January 2018, an informational report was submitted to the Standing Policy Committee outlining the high-level theoretical framework for the road safety strategy founded in “Towards Zero”, first discussed in January 2017 (City of Winnipeg, 2018). However, the plan has not yet been completed, and the work is being repurposed for the overall transportation master plan. It is unclear whether that plan will also have a “Towards Zero” orientation or when it will be delivered (Glowacki, 2019).
Adopted in principle in September 2018.
In 2017, City Council approved funding transportation safety improvements, which outlined funding for Vision Zero, including launching the Vision Zero initiative and Vision Zero educational campaign. They then held a planning session in May 2018. In September 2018, Saskatoon’s Standing Policy Committee on Transportation agreed to adopt Vision Zero in principle, committing Saskatoon to moving towards zero road-related deaths and severe injuries.
Saskatoon’s Vision Zero recommendation
Adopted in November 2018.
The City of Calgary’s movement toward Vision Zero began in the Calgary Safer Mobility Plan, 2019-2023, introduced in 2018. Their plan is aligned with the Province of Alberta Traffic Safety Plan, Transport Canada’s Road Safety Strategy, and the Global Decade of Action. Overall, the plan builds on the work completed during the previous term (2013-2017) with simplification of targets and increased funding.
Safer Mobility Plan 2019-2023
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Grande Prairie voiced its endorsement of Vision Zero principles in 2017, and the County attempted to adopt Vision Zero principles formally in 2017. Currently there are various road safety initiatives; however, it is unclear if these will come together under a singular Vision Zero plan.
First Canadian city to adopt Vision Zero, in September 2015.
When more than 8,200 residents were injured and/or killed on the Edmonton roads in 2006, the City developed the first municipal Office of Traffic Safety in North America and has continuously taken steps to improve road safety. In September 2015, City council approved Edmonton’s Road Safety Strategy 2016-2020, making Edmonton the first Canadian city to officially adopt Vision Zero.
Edmonton Safe Mobility Strategy 2021-2025
Fort Saskatchewan, ABBack
Adopted in April 2019.
Fort Saskatchewan originally committed to Vision Zero in 2018, and introduced a road safety plan affirming their commitment to Vision Zero in 2019. While the plan supports Alberta’s traffic safety strategies, the Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership joint vision, Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 and RCMP Traffic Services Safety Strategic Plans, it is designed to meet the unique needs of Fort Saskatchewan.
Protective Services Traffic Safety Plan 2019 to 2022
Leduc has not officially adopted Vision Zero yet, but introduction is anticipated at some point in 2020. Leduc’s program already endorses the SSA and 5 Es of traffic safety (RCMP, 2018).
St. Albert, ABBack
Adopted in September 2018.
In 2018, St. Albert formally adopted Vision Zero in their road safety planning, through the development of a Transportation Safety Plan. In St. Albert’s Transportation Safety Plan 2018-2025, the City explicitly references the goal of elimination of fatalities and major injuries within the transportation system.
St. Albert Transportation Safety Plan 2018 to 2025
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Adopted Safe Systems Approach in 2014; Strathcona County has avoided calling their plan an official “Vision Zero Plan”, as they do not feel they have community buy-in as of yet.
Traffic Safety Strategic Plan 2020
Adopted in January 2019.
Surrey worked with and consulted partners and agencies to develop their Vision Zero Plan. The City held stakeholder sessions, conducted market research and solicited community opinions and residents’ feedback. City Council approved the plan in 2019, with a goal of a minimum 15 per cent reduction in collisions that result in deaths and serious injuries within five years.
Vision Zero Surrey Safe Mobility Plan 2019-2023
Adopted December 2016.
The Moving Towards Zero Safety Action Plan was introduced in 2016. Vision Zero is also cited in and supported by Vancouver’s Transportation 2040 Plan, which sets out infrastructure improvements and policy suggestions to enhance road safety for different types of road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. A mixture of long-term and short-term policy directions have been identified to support Vision Zero in Vancouver.
Moving Towards Zero Safety Action Plan
Adopted in January 2016.
In 2016, British Columbia became the first Canadian province to adopt Vision Zero. To re-affirm their commitment to road safety, the province released Moving to Vision Zero: Road Safety Strategy Update and Showcase of Innovation in British Columbia. This strategy aligns with Canada’s Road Safety Strategy and officially adopts Vision Zero, with a goal of zero fatalities or serious injuries and the safest roads in North America by 2020.