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Partnerships in Québec: for better municipal road safety


In Québec, more than half of injury crashes occur on the municipal road network. The municipalities can play a major role in contributing to reduce the road accident toll, which requires a stronger partnership among the municipalities, the Ministère des Transports and the various stakeholders. To support the municipalities further in their actions, the first report of the Table québécoise de la sécurité routière, published in July 2007, proposed three recommendations on municipal partnership: share knowledge and road safety intervention tools with municipalities; design consultation mechanisms tailored to local or regional realities; establish financial assistance for road safety actions led by municipalities. These recommendations have been concretized in many actions over the past few years. Thus, a pilot project was carried out and another is in progress to prepare a road safety diagnosis and action plan for the municipal network. These projects have allowed the development of an innovative diagnostic methodology, as well as a partnership strategy and a mode of organization adapted to the characteristics of the two territories, one located on the periphery of the Montréal agglomeration, and the other in a rural area. In addition, in September 2012, a new program, the Plan d’intervention en infrastructures routières locales (Local Road Infrastructure Intervention Plan) was established to assist the regional county municipalities and equivalent territories in planning their interventions on the local network, by producing municipal road safety diagnoses and action plans. 

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Catherine Berthod
Carole Leclerc
Road safety