Saanich rolls out draft Road Safety Action Plan and invites community feedback

February 20, 2024

News Release
For immediate release

Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is furthering road safety and sharing the draft Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) for review and feedback with a new survey. The draft has been created with the needs of all road users in mind to further safety for people who walk, ride a bike, take a bus, use a mobility device or drive in Saanich.

“We have heard your concerns about road safety and addressing them is a top priority for Council,” said Mayor Dean Murdock. “In 2022, the District of Saanich adopted Vision Zero and through implementation of this Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) we are seeking to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries while ensuring safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for everyone.”

The plan aligns with Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach. It provides direction for safer road design, appropriate speeds, enforcement, education, and awareness and advocacy to higher levels of government to support safe vehicle standards.

Saanich staff facilitated public engagement opportunities in spring 2023, including a series of meetings and workshops, a survey, and an interactive mapping exercise. The feedback provided has been included in the draft RSAP.

We are now seeking review and feedback of the draft RSAP document; what we hear from you will be used alongside technical information to inform the final RSAP before it is presented to Council later this year.

This phase of engagement follows Council’s recent January 2024 adoption of the updated Active Transportation PlanMoving Saanich Forward – another transportation planning project that shares the goal of Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach.

Draft RSAP Survey:

Take the survey on our new public engagement platform, over the next six weeks. Sign up and follow along as this project (and others) move forward!

Pop-up Locations:

The project team will be popping up at various locations throughout Saanich in March. Stay tuned for more information!

Learn more:

More information about Saanich’s draft Road Safety Action Plan is available at


Saanich Communications