NDP MLA Murray Rankin says safer roads on their way to Oak Bay

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OAK BAY – New Democrat MLA Murray Rankin says people in Oak Bay will benefit from safer roads thanks to a second year of Vision Zero grants.

“Part of making our community stronger is making our roads safer, especially for the most vulnerable road users,” said Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “This grant will support the ongoing work we have to do in Oak Bay to keep people safe on our roads and walkways.”

The District of Oak Bay is receiving funding of $10,000, which will be used to replace a pedestrian-activated crossing with a rapid flashing beacon, located at the bottom of a hill where the pedestrian light is currently the only mechanism to alert motorists to the presence of pedestrians.

A total of $1,030,506 in Vision Zero grants have been distributed to 59 B.C. communities this year. Projects include improved crosswalk infrastructure, traffic calming, speed limit reduction pilots, speed reader boards, improved lighting, road safety planning, and more.

Vision Zero is an international best practice in road safety. By adopting Vision Zero, the New Democrat government has committed to action to decrease deaths and serious injuries on B.C. roads. Making roads safer for all users also helps us tackle climate change, by encouraging lower carbon forms of transport, like walking, cycling, e-scooters, and e-bikes.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28892