Not getting better: Many have embraced Vision Zero in Canada, so why aren't we achieving more?

By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, March 22, 2020

(...)Across Canada, 1,922 people die and 9,494 are seriously injured on the roads every year, according to the latest available figures, from 2018.

That amounts to more than five deaths and 26 serious injuries every day on average. Since 1950, those numbers have added up to more than 235,000 deaths.

They represent cyclists killed on their way to work, pedestrians killed crossing familiar roads, drivers killed in head-on crashes and thousands of people, like Croken, who live every day with the results of a traffic injury. The vast majority of those are preventable using technology perfected in countries like Sweden, which pioneered Vision Zero for road safety.

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