Safer Roads Ottawa Program


Administrator: The City of Ottawa
Partners: Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department
Jurisdiction: Ottawa
Start date: 2009

Background: The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department. They are committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through cultural change, community engagement and the development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

Goal: The program sets out a bold vision and a new action plan that is comprehensive and responsive to road safety priorities that will help make the “City of Ottawa the safest traffic environment for all."

Programs: Two programs for Safer Roads Ottawa are the Safety Improvement Program (SIP) and the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). SIP touches on all three ‘E’s of road safety: education, enforcement and engineering, with primary focus on engineering. The program selects locations to study, carries out in-depth studies of collision patterns and recommends countermeasures. STEP highlights two traffic safety priorities for police enforcement to target each month. For example, the month of August will target pedestrian safety and red light running. The website also offers information for school zone traffic safety, speeding, road users and general traffic safety issues.

Contact:

Rob Wilkinson
Coordinator
Safer Roads Ottawa Program
Phone: 1-613-580-2424 x28064

The City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1

Phone: 1-866- 261-9799
Website: ottawa.ca/en/roads_trans/driving/road_safety/saferroads/index.html