About Safer City

 

Whether you’re travelling by vehicle, bicycle or as a pedestrian, we want you to be safe when you’re using Chilliwack’s roads.

What is Safer City?

A joint program between the City of Chilliwack, the Chilliwack RCMP, ICBC and Speed Watch.  The team's focus is improving road safety for all road users.  A 3-E process is the framework for developing road safety projects and programs; Engineering, Education and Enforcement

What Initiatives Are Done In Chilliwack?

  • 3-Strikes Program
  • Hey Neighbour "Slow Down" Program
  • Safer School Travel
  • School Zone Enforcement
  • Intersection and Roundabout Safety
  • Speed Reduction
  • Crash Reduction
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Auto Crime Prevention
  • Impaired Driving Projects
  • Road Checks
  • Truck Route & Commercial Vehicle Projects
  • Distracted Driving Projects
  • Occupant Restraints 

Engineering aims to improve safety in the transportation infrastructure we already have, as well as when we’re designing new infrastructure.

Engineering measures include:

  • Identifying and solving existing road safety problem areas
  • Reviewing road development standards and customizing for local conditions
  • Conducting road safety audits  and  reviewing road designs for safety
  • Developing traffic calming techniques that reflect local conditions 
  • Developing crash prediction models

Planning for safety is a proactive approach to ensuring road safety is a priority in all transportation and land use initiatives. Measures include:

  • Developing master pedestrian and bicycle plans, which identify gaps in the network and recommend and prioritize improvements
  • Identifying safety concerns in a local neighborhood and developing a local area road safety plan
  • Studying the relationship between adjacent land use and road safety
  • Planning and creating an efficient transportation network which ensures there are an appropriate number of arterial, collector and local road and that traffic is travelling on appropriate roads.

Education is a proactive approach to raise awareness and establish public engagement and commitment for road safety in Chilliwack.  Practices include:

  • Open Houses on Road Safety topics
  • Brochures
  • Online information
  • Media

Enforcement addresses a full range of enforcement activities which target:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Seat-belt use
  • Speeding

Safer City strives to combine all enforcement measures with education campaigns and engineering designs (3 E’s). Through this process the program hopes to raise the awareness of road safety and the devastating effects that occur when it is ignored.

Together we can improve road safety by each doing our part!