Road safety

The City is committed to making our roads safer for everyone by developing clear local strategies and adopting global best practices.

Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a global movement dedicated to eliminating traffic deaths and injuries caused by vehicle crashes, while creating a safe and accessible environment for all.

London City Council has adopted the following Vision Zero principles:

  • no loss of life is acceptable
  • traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable
  • we all make mistakes
  • we are all physically vulnerable when involved in motor vehicle collisions
  • eliminating fatalities and serious injuries is a shared responsibility between road users and those who design and maintain our roadways

Road safety in London 

The City initiates a number of road safety campaigns to take measurable action and implement Vision Zero principals. 

Area speed limits

The City is working to make our streets safer for all road users by lowering speed limits on roads with high pedestrian and cycling usage.

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Mind the green

The City is painting some bike lanes green as a way to increase safety. These high-visibility lanes are designed to remind motorists to watch for cyclists and share the road.

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Red light cameras

Motorists running red lights account for hundreds of collisions each year in our city. Red light cameras are one tool the City uses to help reduce collisions at intersections.

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Respect the limit

Respect the limit is a campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast. 

Lawn signs are available at the main floor of City Hall for residents to place on their front lawns. 

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Pedestrian crossovers

Pedestrian crossovers are designated areas for pedestrians to safely cross the road while vehicles yield. They have specific pavement markings and crossing signs.

Image of a Pedestrian Crossover

Pedestrians have the right of way at these crossovers. Drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until pedestrians completely cross the road before proceeding.

Drivers and cyclists may face a fine in the range of $150 to $500 for not yielding at pedestrian crossovers, and drivers may also face three demerit points.


Last modified:Monday, September 21, 2020