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Traffic safety programs

Calgary safer mobility plan

The Calgary safer mobility plan is a five-year plan created to identify transportation safety issues, as well as examine ways to increase the safety of our transportation network. A key target identified in the plan is to achieve a 12 per cent reduction in the pedestrian and bicycle casualty collision rate per population of 100,000 based on a three-year rolling average.

Traffic safety programs

Looking for general information on traffic safety? The traffic tips page and traffic tips booklet can answer many of your traffic safety questions. For information on traffic safety programs and initiatives, please see Limit your speed or Take it off the road.

In communities where speeding is a concern, a Speed Limit Observation and Warning System can make city roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Ward traffic safety meetings

The City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) will be hosting community traffic safety meetings in each ward starting in the fall of 2016.

The meetings will give citizens a place to voice their concerns and provide information to members of the CPS as well as The City’s Transportation department. The traffic safety sessions will also include education on how residents can help keep Calgary’s roads safe for all users.

Community Speed Watch Program

The City of Calgary’s Community Speed Watch Program allows citizens to volunteer their time to increase awareness about speed in their communities. This education program is available to citizens in coordination with The City.

Community Pace Car program

The Pace Car program is a locally delivered, nation-wide program that focuses on raising awareness around speed reduction in the community, especially in playground zones and pedestrian-dense areas.

Pedestrian safety

From motorist and pedestrian tips to education programs created through trusted partnerships with Calgary Police Service, The Calgary Health Region and the Alberta Motor Association, the City has many programs designed to improve pedestrian safety.

School / Playground safety

School / Playground zone safety is everyone’s responsibility. Remember to exercise caution and obey posted speed limits to keep kids safe and protected as they make their way to and from school.

Safer Walk to School pilot program

The Safer Walk to School pilot program is a Ward 12 initiative that is expected to launch in coordination with the opening of the McKenzie Highlands middle school in McKenzie Town in 2017.

Construction zone safety

During the summer construction season, it’s important to be aware of construction zone safety in order to​ create a safe work environment for the crews repairing and maintaining city streets.

Related documents

Calgary Safer Mobility Plan

traffic tips booklet