Over the last 10 years, Winnipeg has seen an annual average of 13 fatal collisions and 145 collisions resulting in serious injuries. In fact, while fatal collisions have decreased year over year, the number of injury-causing collisions has increased over the last 20 years. Serious injuries and deaths on the road are preventable – and Winnipeggers are in the midst of a cultural shift to a mindset that no longer tolerates such incidents.
On July 21, 2022, Council approved the Winnipeg Road Safety Strategic Action Plan, which will serve as a roadmap for implementing both short-term solutions and long-term investments to ensure the City is doing its part in preventing serious injury and death on our roads.
The plan consists of 67 actions to help Winnipeg reach its goal of a 20 percent reduction in fatal and serious injury collisions over the next five years, with a long-term vision of a transportation system that allows people of all ages and abilities to safely move around without experiencing death or serious injury. Actions are grouped within five focus areas:
- Signalized intersections
- Road safety culture
Details on implementation will be shared in late 2022.