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Erin Woods traffic calming pilot project

Project update - February 2019

The What We Heard Report from this phase of engagement is now available for review. If you would like to review the information shared during each phase of engagement and the What We Heard Reports from each phase of engagement, please visit the project engagement page.

Thank you for sharing your feedback throughout the pilot, it is now complete. The project team is currently reviewing the engagement feedback, data collected and technical requirements. They will use this information to create a final plan for traffic calming in Erin Woods to wrap up the pilot. The final plan and next steps will be shared with the community in the spring.

 

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.

 

As part of the traffic calming plan a number of different traffic calming measures were installed throughout the community of Erin Woods in September 2016. Traffic calming curbs were placed in the shape of curb extensions at 13 intersections and as median extensions at two intersections. The curb extensions encourage people driving to slow down as they approach the intersections. The median extensions encourage people driving to slow down when making left turns.

Bike lanes were installed on Erin Woods Boulevard S.E. between Erin Woods Circle and the Erin Woods Park. They narrow the travel lane, encouraging people to drive slowly, and give people cycling a designated space to ride their bikes. They do 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. was moved closer to Erin Park Drive S.E. Shortening the playground zone helps 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.

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More about the project

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For general information about the traffic calming program please visit the Community Traffic Studies webpage.

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Project engagement

Information about the engagement process and opportunities can be found on the project engagement page.


Questions about traffic calming?

If you have questions about this project please contact 311 and the Community Traffic team will respond.


Snow clearing

Information about snow clearing around the new traffic calming measures can be found at Calgary.ca/snow.

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