Safe Movement of People

Prioritize the movement of people on foot, cycle, and transit on streets that are safer for all.

The City of New Westminster will continue to improve transportation options and safety for people, with a focus on those who walk, wheel, cycle, and take transit. We will make the City safer, more equitable, and more accessible for all people, particularly for vulnerable community members. The City will work to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on our transportation network by improving our understanding of safety through enhanced data systems and by building collaborative relationships across agencies.

To create change in both safety outcomes and the way people get around, the City will be more proactive about informing, educating, and learning from the community, and enforcing measures that directly contribute to road safety.


  • Continue to implement Council-endorsed transportation plans while delivering on actions to achieve the Climate Action Bold Steps.
  • Build collaborative relationships across agencies to advance a
    ‘Vision Zero’ mindset in New Westminster which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities or serious injuries.
  • Work with partners to develop an inclusive and equitable education and enforcement program to encourage a different way of thinking about transportation and safety, both as a City and as a community.


  • Resilient Funding: Ensure a long-term funding strategy to support completion of the Active Transportation Network Plan, key safety and accessibility initiatives, and other infrastructure that makes it easier to walk, wheel, cycle, and take transit.
  • Safety Governance and Maturity: Improve alignment and coordination between Council and the Police Board, build relationships with other agencies, and improve data systems to enhance our safety intelligence, crash prediction, injury prevention, and safety monitoring.
  • Strategic Infrastructure Investments: Implement planned infrastructure that provides more sustainable options to get around New Westminster, and that proactively addresses safety concerns.
  • Culture Change: Work with partners to create strategic, inclusive, and equitable communications, education, survey, and enforcement programs that encourage sustainable travel choices, improved safety outcomes, and a different way of thinking about transportation.