Community Road Safety Strategy

The Community Road Safety Strategy (CRSS) is a high-level road safety plan for Guelph. Road safety impacts all members of the Guelph community, regardless of their ability, age, or mode of transportation. The CRSS looks at all of the ways we move: walking, cycling, riding transit, using a mobility device and driving.

Road safety has been consistently identified by the Guelph community and City Council as a top priority, and the CRSS will help address this priority by developing a plan to tackle it city wide.

The CRSS will provide a range of holistic road safety measures, such as education campaigns, enforcement strategies and infrastructure modifications for roads that do not to meet the thresholds for road safety measures set out in the Traffic Calming policy. As part of this project, we will also update the Traffic Calming policy to address road safety concerns across Guelph in a fair and consistent way.

Get involved

As part of the CRSS project, we will engage the community and key stakeholders to:

  • Determine what aspect of road safety is most important to you and what road safety topics should be prioritized (for example, speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, school zones, senior zones, etc.)
  • Discuss what strategies and interventions you would prefer to see implemented on your roads (for example, radar speed boards, awareness campaigns, etc.)

Please continue to check this webpage for engagement opportunities.

Timeline

  • Define problem and opportunities, gather information and establish decision criteria for road safety measure implementation (Q1 2020)
  • Community and stakeholder engagement (Q1-Q2 2020)
  • Draft final version of Community Road Safety Strategy (Q2 2020)
  • Present the Community Road Safety Strategy to Committee of the Whole and City Council (Q3 2020)

For more information

Liraz Fridman, Transportation Safety Specialist
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 3620
[email protected]