The 3'E's- Engineering, Enforcement and Education
Safer City integrates and leverages a 3'E' approach, Engineering, Enforcement and Education into one framework to maximize key resources. This is done by working together with key stakeholders to:
- Reduce crashes
- Reduce calls for service for the RCMP
- Create a safer road network
- Raise the profile of road safety in the community
This aspect aims to improve the existing transportation infrastructure and factor in safety when designing new transportation infrastructure. Engineering measures include:
- Identifying and developing solutions for known road safety problem areas.
- Reviewing standards for road development and moving towards a safety conscious road form, customized for local conditions.
- Conducting road safety audits
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Safer City targets high crash locations through Integrated Corridor Projects
The RCMP are vigilant in enforcing aggressive driving behaviour
Safer City works in conjunction with the RCMP and Speed Watch to monitor speeding and aggressive driving through "3 Strikes Your Out!" Campaigns.
Pedestrian safety is both the driver and pedestrian's responsibility.
Safety tips for Pedestrians:
- Make eye contact with drivers, so you know they see you and they know you see them.
- Always be cautious and pay attention to traffic, as drivers may sometimes disobey traffic signals or not be able to stop due to weather conditions.
- Use designated crossing points and obey pedestrian traffic signs and signals.
- Look left, right, and left again before stepping off the curb.
- If you are walking at night or in poor weather, wear bright reflective clothing.
- Do not step onto the roadway until ALL vehicles have stopped moving.
- Watch for left turning and right turning vehicles.
- Never Jaywalk
- Stop at the curb or road edge and cross when the street is clear.
Safety tips for drivers:
- Always yield to pedestrians.
- Be aware of pedestrians who appear indecisive or inattentive.
- Be alert of vehicles stopped in the lane next to yours. They may be yielding for a pedestrian.
- Be aware of pedestrians still attempting to cross the street on a flashing orange pedestrian signal.
- Watch out for pedestrians when backing up your vehicle.
- Always be alert for pedestrians, especially at intersections.
A Seniors' Best Walking Routes Map was created to help seniors negotiate the streets of downtown Chilliwack safely. Seniors and children are the most vulnerable road users because if they are injured, they are not able to recover as quickly from their injuries.
- identifies safe places for seniors to walk and cross the stree
- provides information on where public amenities such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, etc. are located
- provides safety tips for pedestrian and scooter safety
The Seniors' map is available in the foyer at City Hall . You can also see the seniors' map online at the link.