London-Middlesex is in the Red/Control category of the Provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework. A number of City facilities have reopened to the public for in-person programs and services.
The City is committed to making our roads safer for everyone by developing clear local strategies and adopting global best practices.
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.
The City initiates a number of road safety campaigns to take measurable action and implement Vision Zero principals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A roundabout is a circular intersection where two or more roads meet. Traffic circulates through them counter-clockwise, to the right of a centre island. Roundabouts create lower speeds reducing the potential for serious crashes and injuries.
The zipper merge is a late merge strategy where all available lanes of traffic are used right up to the lane closure. Drivers then alternate into the open lane. The zipper merge strategy is most effective when there are high traffic volumes on the road, combined with low average speeds due to congestion.
To help promote safe conditions and address driving behaviours in areas where students are often seen walking to and from school, the City of London is installing life-size student silhouettes to heighten drivers’ awareness that they are travelling within a school zone.
Student Silhouettes have been identified as an effective visual tool that reminds drivers to slow down and take extra caution in areas with lots of children.
Signs are placed alongside the road, at school zone entry and exit points. These entry and exit points also mark the beginning and end of the 40km/hr school zone speed limit.
Student Silhouettes are being used as one of many tools to raise awareness of residential speeding in London. Signs will be rotated to a new school zone location every 3 to 4 weeks.
For more information about Student Silhouettes, please contact Mark Ridley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-661-2489 x 4736
Pedestrian crossovers are designated areas for pedestrians to safely cross the road while vehicles yield. They have specific pavement markings and crossing signs.
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.