The Ontario Traffic Council (OTC) has played a significant leadership role in assisting jurisdictions in Ontario to embrace the Vision Zero and Safe System approaches. In this effort, the OTC has commissioned the development of this comprehensive Vision Zero Guide and several supporting resources that can be used by municipalities regardless of their size or the nature of their roadways. It is anticipated that this Guide and supporting resources will also provide meaningful value for other public and private agencies in Canada.
- Direct link to the Exposure Index template: Appendix C-Exposure Index Template
- Creating Safe Routes for Active School Transportation Guide
Download Guide: Creating Safe Routes for Active School Transportation Guide
- ***Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Information: AVAILABLE HERE
The OTC has prepared a new edition of the School Crossing Guard Guide to be released in the first quarter of 2023.
The 2021 Multi-modal Level of Service guidelines(MMLOS guidelines) are an Ontario Traffic Council (OTC)reference manual
containing the methodology for the evaluation of the level of service provided by streets and intersections to travelers.
using all modes of travel. The guidelines allow transportation professionals to make design and operational decisions for
streets and intersections that align with municipal goals and network strategies.
The OTC MMLOS guidelines methodology is applicable to facilities operated by single, upper, and lower-tier municipalities
across Ontario. The guidelines can be adopted by municipalities in their entirety or to act as a foundation for municipalities
to generate or update their own MMLOS analysis methodology. The MMLOS guidelines are consistent with the intent of
the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and reflect the current best practices in the Province of Ontario.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide event organizers with guidelines relating
to measures that will mitigate the risk associated with drivers involved in hostile or
unintentional acts resulting in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists or resulting in damage to
infrastructure. While other parties such as police services may find the content in these
guidelines useful, they are not intended to be the primary audience for these guidelines.
These guidelines have been created for the benefit of those event organizers who have
not developed their own guidelines and as a supplementary resource to those who have
developed their guidelines but are seeking additional guidance on the topics outlined