Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Study (PCSS)

Project type: DI Program Government project

Status: In progress

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is undertaking this study to better understand the circumstances surrounding injuries and deaths to pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users who are outside of a motor vehicle such as persons who use e-scooters, mobility devices, are employed as flag persons and others. By utilizing a large number of linked datasets across government, this study involves an unprecedented type of investigation into the safety of the most vulnerable road users. The project team intends to use detailed information across a number of datasets to identify road infrastructure, road types, speed limits, road rules, driver errors, vehicle types and other elements that create either protective or risk factors in terms of these collisions. At the same time, information about income, education and other available equity-related indicators will be used to help quantify the extent to which sub-populations are disproportionately impacted by traffic accidents and trauma outcomes.

Project main contact: Neil Arason, Director, Injury Prevention & Healthy Settings, Ministry of Health

Linked data sets:

  • Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Statistics Canada

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