Transport-related injuries result in $526 million in direct health care costs in British Columbia each
. People who walk and cycle are particularly vulnerable to injury as road users with little to no
physical protection, unlike motor vehicle occupants who have seat belts, airbags, and protected
passenger compartments. Over the past two decades, motor vehicle occupant fatalities have decreased
in BC, while pedestrian and cyclist deaths have remained constant. The newly launched British Columbia Vision Zero in Road Safety Grant Program
aims to improve vulnerable road user outcomes over the
immediate, near- and long-term by funding a variety of evidence-informed road design change
measures across BC.
The British Columbia Vision Zero in Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users Program (Vision Zero in Road Safety Program) provides grant funding to support local governments, Indigenous community governments and non-government organizations to advance evidence-informed road safety improvements that will result in a reduction in the number and severity vulnerable road user injuries.
This program aims to generate immediate and long-term injury reduction benefits for vulnerable road users in underserved communities, Indigenous communities, and small and remote communities. It also helps to advance the implementation of innovative, technology-driven, proven and low-cost road crash countermeasures.
Award Amount: $5,000 to $20,000
Award Term: April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 (12 months)
Click Here to Apply
- Vision Zero in Road Safety Program Grant Applications Open l November 1, 2021
- Application Closing Date l December 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm PST
- Successful Applicants Notified & Awarded l Early 2022
- Mid-Point Evaluation Due l September 2022
- Final Evaluation Due l April 2023
For questions related to the application process and how to maximize the value of your proposed project idea, please contact the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org
) who will connect you with a local health authority grant lead.