Development of School Area Traffic Safety Guidelines for Manitoba

The development of School Area Traffic Safety Guidelines for Manitoba was initiated in a joint effort by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) and Manitoba Education in June 2011. MMM Group Inc. was tasked with authoring the report, which is expected to be complete in 2013. The objective was to develop a procedural manual and safety assessment toolkit that can assist traffic authorities and school divisions in addressing traffic safety concerns associated with school areas in rural, suburban, and urban areas. The guidelines can be applied to both remediate issues at existing schools, and to address potential issues when planning new schools. The guidelines examine issues such as: active transportation on the school site and in the surrounding area; vehicular safety on the school site and in the surrounding area; and procedural changes that can be made by the school to improve traffic safety. The project used a consultative approach in which a steering committee met regularly to guide the project. This committee included representatives from Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Manitoba Education, Manitoba School Board Association, Manitoba Public Schools Finance Board, CAA, the RCMP, and Manitoba Public Insurance, as well as a number of other stakeholders. The project included a literature review of existing school area traffic safety guidelines and documentation, site visits to schools to observe typical conditions, pilot applications of the guidelines at a suburban and rural school, and several stakeholder consultation workshops. For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201310RT334E.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2013 Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation: Better - Faster - Safer

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01517979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2014 10:57AM