Crash victims, advocates call for more ambitious road safety plan

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, December 4, 2019

The City of Ottawa's transportation committee has backed a new road safety strategy that aims to reduce deaths and serious injuries by 20 per cent over the next four years, but some people hurt in collisions say that doesn't go nearly far enough.

The most significant element of the strategy will see new and rebuilt roads in residential areas specifically designed for speed limits of 30 km/h. Other measures include banning right turns at some red lights and enhancing "high visibility" crosswalk markings in 10 locations.

The committee also voted for Coun. Shawn Menard's motion to adopt a goal of zero fatalities by 2030.

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