Road Safety Action Plan

Thank you for everyone who participated in our community engagement pop-ups and provided valuable input through our survey (now closed).

We will be working over the next few months to finalize the Draft RSAP before taking it to Council this summer.

The Draft Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) is available here for your review.

Record of community engagement sessions:

  1. Tillicum Mall (3170 Tillicum Road) - held Tuesday, March 5 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  2. Saanich Commonwealth Place (4636 Elk Lake Drive) - held Monday, March 11 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  3. UVic - Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library (3800 Finnerty Road) - held Tuesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  4. Uptown (3440 Saanich Road) on Saturday, March 16 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Saanich is developing a Road Safety Action Plan

To learn more about the Safe System Approach, watch this video! 

In February 2022 Council adopted Vision Zero and they directed staff to develop a Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) in alignment with Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach.


Vision Zero is an ambitious goal to eliminate all serious injuries and fatalities while ensuring safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all road users. This includes people who walk, ride a bike, roll, take a bus or drive. Vision Zero is a new paradigm for road safety that recognizes that human error is inevitable and a system-based approach (called the Safe System approach) is needed to ensure that actions targeted to achieve safe speed limits, safe road design, safe people and safe vehicles work together to achieve this aim.


Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach - Transportation Association of Canada (2023)


The RSAP will focus on the following priorities:

  • Develop a vision and guiding principles that align with Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach;
  • Collect and analyze data to understand the risks and impacts of crashes, as well as the locations of concern in Saanich;
  • Identify a target and actions, based on a thorough analysis of the data and input gathered through community engagement; and
  • Incorporate an implementation and monitoring plan to prioritize and track progress on improved road safety and zero traffic fatalities and/or serious injuries.  

Collaboration with road safety partners will be critical, not only to the development of the plan, but also as we move forward with implementation.


The RSAP will be completed in four phases.

Documents and Reports

Project-Related Documents

Council Reports