Start: January 30, 2017 6:30 pm
End: January 30, 2017 9:00 pm

Venue: Millennium Library – Carol Shields Auditorium
215 Donald Street, 2nd Floor Winnipeg Manitoba R3C 3P5
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Join Councillor Janice Lukes and a panel of Road Safety experts to learn about Manitoba’s and Winnipeg’s current road safety strategies.  Learn about Sweden’s Vision Zero approach to road safety, and how other Canadian cities are moving forward with a similar Vision Zero approach in developing their Road Safety Strategies.

DATE:  Monday, January 30, 2017

TIME:  6:30 pm Registration; 7:00 pm Vision Zero Presentation and Panel Discussion

PLACE:  Millennium Library, 215 Donald Street – Carol Shields Auditorium on 2nd Floor


In Manitoba, the societal costs of collisions are estimated at $6.4 million per fatality and $133,000 per injury. When these costs are applied to the number of fatalities/injuries, total societal costs of traffic were over $2 billion in 2013 ($2.038), equivalent to approx. 3% of Manitoba’s gross domestic product.




  • In September, 2015, the Province of Manitoba initiated a Provincial Roads Committee with a purpose to guide a more strategic and holistic approach to addressing road safety issues in Manitoba through stakeholder engagement, cooperation, and collaboration.  Manitoba follows road safety initiatives that are in line with Canada’s road safety vision
  • The Committee`s first task is to develop a strategy – a Road Safety Plan – under which Committee activities will be undertaken over the next three years. The Plan will identify the Committee’s priorities and goals, and identify key actions that help to progressively address road safety issues.


  • #1. Road Safety Vision 2001: 
    • Canada was one of the first countries in the world to adopt a national road safety strategy and to date, three national strategies have been implemented.  Road Safety Vision 2001 was Canada’s inaugural national road safety strategy.
  • #2. Road Safety Vision 2010: 
    • The vision of this 2nd road safety strategy included an overall national target and sub-targets, so as to provide road safety stakeholders with key road safety indicators, against which the impact of intervention efforts could be measured.
  • #3. Road Safety Strategy 2015:
    • Launched in 2011 as Canada’s 3rd strategy, RSS 2015 approached road safety in a different way, introducing the safer systems concept as a holistic way to tackle road user, vehicle and road infrastructure issues and moved away from having established numerical targets
  • #4. Road Safety Strategy 2025:
      • Introduced on January 28, 2016, Canada’s Road Safety Strategy (RSS) 2025 is based on an international best practice first adopted by Sweden in 1997 where Vision Zero was approved by its parliament and has permeated the country’s approach to road safety ever since.  It has resulted in Sweden having among the lowest traffic-related fatality rates world-wide and has led to other countries and municipal governments initiating similar approaches.
      • Road Safety Strategy 2025 recommends that each jurisdiction develop its own action plans.  It encourages road safety stakeholders from all levels of government as well as private sector and non-governmental stakeholders to collaborate and unite efforts to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

    Learn more by visiting Janice Lukes’ blog. See you on January 30th!

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