Vision Zero

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Get to know Vision Zero in Guelph

We’re always moving in Guelph. Wherever we’re going along our streets, we all want to feel safe. Vision Zero is all about making our streets safe. It is also a strategy for reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roadways to zero.

One of the most effective ways for reducing the severity of a collision is by reducing vehicle speed. The City of Guelph has reduced the speed limits in several neighborhoods to 40 km/hr. This aims to increase safety and help us reach our goal of Vision Zero. Safe streets, save lives.

 At 30 kilometres per hour the survival rate is 90%. At 40 kilometres per hour the survival rate is 70%. At 50 kilometres per hour the survival rate is 15%. At 60 kilomteres per hour the survival rate is 5%.

Here are some specific Vision Zero related policies, materials, and actions to explore:


What comes next?

Future actions, at a high level, include:

  • Vision Zero Action Plan
  • Complete Streets Design Guidelines
  • Cycling Master Plan
  • Pedestrian Master Plan

For more information

Traffic Services
Office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
519-822-1260 extension 3414
[email protected]