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Comparison of Municipal Transportation Safety Planning Practices: Part 3 - Strategic Approaches

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Date added June 18, 2019
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Category 2019 CARSP XXIX Calgary
Tags Policy and Practice, Session 6A
Author/Auteur Dilgir
Stream/Volet Policy and Practice

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Abstract:

Background/Context: Assessment of current practices, comparative analysis of effectiveness, gaps in practice, lessons learned Aims/Objectives: It is estimated that over 30 municipalities across Canada, of varying size, have developed transportation safety plans. Some are more strategic and others are more action-oriented. The purpose of this presentation is to synthesize and compare the approaches that have been taken, and to identify gaps and lessons learned by these municipalities.

Methods/Targets: The presentation is intended to assist those municipalities of various sizes that are embarking on or updating their transportation safety plans, and to inform those seeking to better understand and influence the TSP process in their municipality.

Results/Activities: In previous years, the same author presented:
* A Comparison of Municipal Transportation Safety Planning Practices (Part 1: Overview of TSP Components)
* A Comparison of Municipal Transportation Safety Planning Practices (Part 2: Focus Areas)

Part 3 will compare the strategic approaches taken by different municipalities in response to the identified trends and focus areas. In most jurisdictions, strategic approaches are defined as E's, such as Engineering, Education and Enforcement, with specific strategies and actions falling within each category. In other jurisdictions, additional E's are defined (such as Emergency Response, Evaluation and Empathy). Yet other jurisdictions have gone away from the E approach and more towards the recognized Safe Systems components: Safe Roads, Safe Road Users, Safe Vehicles, Safe Speeds, and Post-Crash Care. Others have adopted a full Vision Zero approach, sometimes with combinations of the above E's and Safe System components.

Discussion/Deliverables: The differences between these approaches across Canadian municipalities will be reviewed. The comparative analysis will also include the scalability of the various approaches to the size of the municipality (smaller, medium-sized and larger). It will include the results of follow-up implementation/interviews with municipalities, to help evaluate the success of their plans and processes, and the lessons learned for the next stages of road safety planning. The presentation is intended to assist those municipalities that are embarking on or updating their transportation safety plans.