Vision Zero Road Safety Framework

Cathedral Community Safety Zone

City Council approved the creation of a Community Safety Zone in the Cathedral neighbourhood on April 10, 2024. The 40 km/h speed limit in this Community Safety Zone will become enforceable in July 2024.


Background

The City of Regina is developing a new Framework to improve safety for all road users in Regina, including pedestrians, drivers and cyclists, over the next five years. Vision Zero is a concept that uses a data-driven and safe systems approach to improve traffic safety in the community, with a goal of eliminating all injury and fatality collisions on our transportation network.

As part of the Vision Zero program, the City is planning to create Regina’s first Community Safety Zone in the Cathedral neighbourhood.

Community Safety Zones provide enhanced protection for all road users in higher-risk areas by implementing a reduced speed limit of 30 km/h, in addition to other road safety measures. The Cathedral neighbourhood was selected to be the first Community Safety Zone because it has a high volume of vulnerable road users and features a unique mix of land uses including schools, daycares and an active commercial centre.

Cathedral Community Safety Zone

City Council approved the creation of a Community Safety Zone in the Cathedral neighbourhood on April 10, 2024. The 40 km/h speed limit in this Community Safety Zone will become enforceable in July 2024.


Background

The City of Regina is developing a new Framework to improve safety for all road users in Regina, including pedestrians, drivers and cyclists, over the next five years. Vision Zero is a concept that uses a data-driven and safe systems approach to improve traffic safety in the community, with a goal of eliminating all injury and fatality collisions on our transportation network.

As part of the Vision Zero program, the City is planning to create Regina’s first Community Safety Zone in the Cathedral neighbourhood.

Community Safety Zones provide enhanced protection for all road users in higher-risk areas by implementing a reduced speed limit of 30 km/h, in addition to other road safety measures. The Cathedral neighbourhood was selected to be the first Community Safety Zone because it has a high volume of vulnerable road users and features a unique mix of land uses including schools, daycares and an active commercial centre.

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    Vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, and active transportation users in our City 

    Collisions in this focus area have a high chance of resulting in a major injury or fatality. In a review of collision data for a study period between 2015 and 2019, 15% of injury/fatal collisions involved pedestrians or cyclists. 

    • As part of our action plan, countermeasures will be developed to provide active transportation infrastructure, pedestrian crossing improvements, and school zones resources. 

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  • Aggressive Driving

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    Aggressive Driving includes driving behaviours that include speeding, stunting, or driving carelessly. This often results in drivers exceeding the speed limit, disobeying traffic controls, or failing to safely yield.  

    In a five-year review of collision data between 2015 and 201965% of injury/fatal collisions had aggressive driving as a factor.   

    • Our Framework’s action plan will include neighbourhood traffic calming, educational awareness programs, safe speed initiatives, enforcement programs, among many other measures. 

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  • Intersections

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    Intersection collisions include both signalized and unsignalized intersections that result from right angle, rear end, or left turn collisions.  

    In a five-year review of collision data between 2015 and 2019, 85% of injury/fatal collisions occurred at an intersection. Most fatal and injury collisions reported in Regina appear to have occurred at intersections.  

    • The action plan will provide actions which include data-driven engineering improvements, intersection control reviews, and enforcement programs.

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    Impaired driving collisions involve those who have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Other human behaviours, such as extreme fatigue or drowsiness are also contributing factors to this focus area.   

    In a five-year review of collision data between 2015 and 2019, 6% of injury/fatal collisions had driving under the influence as a factor. 

    • Our action plan will concentrate on increasing educational awareness in our community through collaborating with our stakeholders, enforcement initiatives, and establishing awareness resources for our community. 

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    Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of injury and fatalities on Canadian roads. Human behaviours resulting in inattentiveness or distractioncan include the use of mobile devicesconsuming food while driving, or completing an action that takes your attention away from the road. 

    In a five-year review of collision data between 2015-2019, 11% of injury/fatal collisions had distracted driving as a factor. It is also likely that distracted driving can be underreported as a contributing factor to collisions on our roadways.  

    • A combination of engineering actions, together with a community awareness programs and stakeholder collaboration will be implemented as part of the Framework’s action plan. 

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