Over the past four years, Projet Montréal has adopted the goals of Vision Zero, which ultimately aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on the roads. Among the flagship actions implemented in the city, note the safety improvements to the areas around schools, as well as the addition and upgrading of pedestrian lights. These key interventions improve safety for the most vulnerable— our children and our elders, in particular—in all the boroughs of Montréal.
a. Implement a program to improve safety around seniors’ residences, libraries, daycare centres, hospitals, parks and recreation centres, modelled on the one for schools;
b. Continue the implementation of increased crossing times at pedestrian lights and adapt them to periods of higher pedestrian traffic, in particular to ensure safe access to parks and public places, and continue to install audible traffic signals;
c. Work in collaboration with the various levels of government to make safety devices on heavy vehicles mandatory (convex mirrors, side bars, cameras, etc.), and add provisions to this effect in all our calls for tenders;
d. In collaboration with the Ministère des Transports du Québec, create a pilot project for an urban photo radar system, targeting, among other things, designated trucking routes and places with the greatest risk of collisions.