The process of the development of the Strategic Road Safety Action Plan (SRSAP) includes three (3) workshops with the road safety partners within the Region of Durham. 

Workshop #1 was held on September 11th, 2017.
The workshop summary can be found here.

Workshop #2 was held on January 12th, 2018.
The workshop summary can be found here.

Workshop #3 was held on May 4th, 2018.
The workshop summary can be found here.

Did you know?

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  • The population of Durham is estimated to be 660,000 and is projected to reach almost one million people by the year 2031 - more than double the 1991 population.

  • On average, there are over 1600 fatal and injury related collisions per year in the Durham region.

  • More than half of all traffic collisions occur at intersections.

  • Traffic collisions cost Regional road users and residents approximately $255 million every year.

What is a Strategic Road Safety Action Plan?

Durham Region has recognized that, despite having an active safety program to address motor vehicle collisions, a new and broader-based approach is required and, as a result, has proposed the development of a Strategic Road Safety Action Plan (SRSAP) for the Region. The study will set out targets, policies, and action plans to guide the Region and its road safety partners towards creating safer roads and reducing the number of collisions and thus road fatalities and injuries. 

The overall intent of a strategic road safety action plan is to improve safety for all road users through a data driven effort by: 

  • Identifying and prioritizing the key safety needs addressing engineering, enforcement, education, evaluation, and engagement.

  • Taking advantage of all of the resources from the Region and other stakeholders and aligning them to meet the identified safety needs to address the common goal, and;

  • Guiding the safety investment decisions in a coordinated fashion to maximize effectiveness of expenditures.


What is Vision Zero?

Vision Zero is a road safety initiative that was developed in Sweden and can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. The road system that keeps us moving everyday should be designed to protect us when we make mistakes. Numerous cities across the world, including the Region of Durham, have adopted Vision Zero into their own strategic plans to create thriving, healthy, and safe communities. 

During Workshop #2, the road safety partners of the SRSAP adopted the following long-term vision (consistent with Vision Zero) and the short-term goal:

VISIONZero people killed or injured across all modes of transportation.

GOAL: 10% reduction of fatal and injury collisions within 5 years (2019 - 2023).

Data Analysis

The SRSAP is a data driven plan. Collision data (from 2012-2016) was analyzed for the Region of Durham in order to determine emphasis areas for the SRSAP. Below is a summary of the collision analysis.


Total Municipal and Regional Collisions

Note: Regional data includes collisions that occurred on both Municipal and Regional roads combined.


Collision Breakdown Summary

Emphasis Areas

Emphasis areas are a type or group of collisions to which resources are allocated to improve safety in Durham Region. During Workshop #2, the road safety partners selected the following emphasis areas for the SRSAP:

In addition to the emphasis areas, school safety is a priority of the Region. Action plans will be developed to proactively improve safety within school zones. 

Previous Events

Public information centres were held for the public to discuss their road safety concerns.

September 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2017 - Beaverton Fall Fair
September 30th, 2017 - Oshawa City Centre

In case you missed it, check out the public information centre posters here.

The project commenced May 2017
and is expected to be completed by January 2019.

This website will be updated throughout the project,
so remember to check this page for updates!

For further information and inquiries please contact us