From this moment forward, the SPVM will be more strictly enforcing pedestrian laws. To help, the city will be adding more time to the crosswalk lights.\nThis plan is called Vision Zero Montreal and is part of a global campaign.\nMake sure you're extra vigilant when crossing the road from now on - you don't want to get a ticket!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThis morning, the city of Montreal and the SPVM announced an all-new initiative that's aimed at improving pedestrian safety awareness. As part of the Vision Zero Montreal, a campaign that "aims to make all road users aware of the safety of the most vulnerable users," chiefly, senior citizens.\nVision Zero is an action plan that aims to "promote collaboration," "change attitudes," and "transform the road system" to reduce the number of pedestrian and cyclist deaths on Montreal's streets. Mayor Valerie Plante debuted Vision Zero this spring.\nAccording to the city's statistics, 14 pedestrians die each year. Of these fatalities, 60% involve people over 65 years old. "You have to cross at the right time and in the right place, making sure you see the vehicles and are seen by their drivers," says Eric Alan Caldwell, Planning, Mobility and Public Consultation Office Director on Montreal's Executive Committee.\n"We want motorists to be cautious about keeping pedestrians safe. Our administration is in prevention and awareness mode. Pedestrian safety is a priority issue and the city is putting in place concrete solutions to reduce the risk of collisions."\nTo reach Vision Zero's goals, the city of Montreal will begin installing brand-new pedestrian lights with longer counts, new signal sounds, and will enforce a 5-metre clearance at intersections.\nThe city of Montreal will be working in collaboration with the SPVM to help promote pedestrian awareness. The SAAQ also put out a message this morning, warning drivers to be extra careful and to give priority to pedestrians.\nAn SPVM spokesperson tells MTL Blog that they are lending a "supporting role" for this initiative. That means you should expect to see a larger police presence at Montreal intersections this winter.\nN'attendez pas que ça vous saute en pleine face, respectez la priorité des piétons et arrêtez-vous aux passages aux piétons! #piétons #securiteroutiere #saaq pic.twitter.com/u21WVw38Fz— SAAQ (@SAAQ) October 29, 2019\nHistorically, November is one of the worst statistical months for pedestrian collisions in Montreal. This is partially due to lower visibility on the roads as the days get shorter.\nThe city of Montreal has unveiled its action plan when it comes to dealing with pedestrian and cyclist safety on its streets.The plan is called vision zero and the goal is to drastically reduce the number of injuries and death. pic.twitter.com/TAsg1ybGPp— Sarah Leavitt (@sarahleavittcbc) March 11, 2019\nVision Zero was implemented this year and will attempt to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist collisions throughout the city's road network by 2021. More than twenty action plans have been proposed.\nREAD ALSO: These Are The 10 Best & 10 Worst High Schools In Quebec, Based On A New Ranking\nAlong with releasing an annual report on the condition of pedestrian safety, the city will also install new digital signals with longer crossing times, increase pedestrian-vehicle clearance rules, and even install better lighting at pedestrian crossings, along bike paths, and under bridges.\nA reminder about #VisionZero https://t.co/EmCBhPgI5B Every municipality should strive for a better and safer mobility for its citizens. 🚶🚴♀️♿️🚌🚉🚗🚚Systematic Safety: The Principles Behind Vision Zero.📺 https://t.co/FAuxGieZ4i #Montréal #Québec #Canada— Stephane Brissette (@stephbris7) March 27, 2019\nVision Zero is a global initiative that first gained steam in Europe. Sweden has had Vision Zero initiatives since 1997 and has seen a 34% decrease in pedestrian collisions across the country.\nAs part of Vision Zero in Montreal, the speed limits on main streets were reduced to 40km/hour and to only 30km/hour on residential streets.\nJe suis fière de dévoiler le Plan d’action #VisionZéro décès et blessé grave, en compagnie de plus de 30 partenaires de la @MTL_Ville réunis pour offrir aux Montréalais.e.s un système routier + sécuritaire, + équitable et + durable (1/3) https://t.co/QGRrlAEs2N #polmtl pic.twitter.com/cc2eT3McwB— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) March 11, 2019\nVision Zero will also aim to improve the bike path network across the city and work towards developing an express bike path through the city.\nThe roads are about to be a lot safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Well, as long as everyone follows the rules!\nVisit Vision Zero's official website to find out more about the City's initiatives to reduce pedestrian and cyclist collisions.