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Erin Woods traffic calming pilot project

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Project update – September 2016

Construction of the bike lane and traffic calming curbs began in early September and is expected to be completed by the end of the month. If you have any questions or concerns about the project please contact 311 and the Community Traffic team will respond.

Project overview

In 2015, a community traffic issue identified by the Erin Woods Community Association was selected for a traffic calming project. The City collected data on pedestrian safety and vehicle speeds in the community. Based on the number of locations identified, Erin Woods was selected for a traffic calming project and to pilot new traffic calming curbs throughout the community.

City staff worked with the Erin Woods Community Association and a small group of residents to develop a traffic calming plan to address concerns regarding the safety of people walking and cycling throughout the community, and to reduce the speeds of people driving.

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As part of the traffic calming plan a number of different traffic calming measures are being installed throughout the community of Erin Woods. Traffic calming curbs are being placed in the shape of curb extensions at 13 intersections and as median extensions at two intersections. The curb extensions will encourage people driving to slow down as they approach the intersections, while the median extensions will encourage people driving to slow down when making left turns.

A bike lane is has been installed on Erin Woods Boulevard S.E. between Erin Woods Circle and the Erin Woods Park. It will narrow the travel lane, encouraging people to drive slowly, and give people cycling a designated space to ride their bikes. It will not impact the number of travel lanes or on-street parking spaces.

The playground zone sign at Erin Woods Drive and Erin Croft Crescent S.E. will be moved closer to Erin Park Drive S.E. Shortening the playground zone will help people driving remember that they are travelling through a playground zone and need to reduce their speeds. When a playground zone is extended too far people driving forget that they are travelling through a playground zone and tend to speed up.

Project engagement

An open house was held on June 29, 2016 to gather feedback from the community regarding the traffic calming plan, along with an online survey that was available from June 20 until July 4. For more information about the engagement that took place for this project, and any future engagement opportunities, please visit the engagement page.

More about the project

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If you are new to cycling, below are links to some tips and information to help get you on your way:

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Take a map on the go! The City of Calgary Pathways and Bikeways iPhone and Android App is free and available to download from the Apple and Google app stores.

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Join our online Facebook community for cycling tips, bike maps, info and news by pressing ‘Like’ on the City of Calgary Bicycle Program page.

This webpage will continue to be updated as the project progresses, so please check back for updates. If you have questions about this project please contact 311 and the Community Traffic team will respond. For general information about the traffic calming program please visit the Community Traffic Studies webpage.