Councillor Ward Sutherland – November Report for the BCA Seniors' Centre
The City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, Alberta Health Region, the Alberta Motor Association and other traffic safety partners are working together to reduce the number and severity of pedestrian collisions. Through education, enforcement and engineering strategies, these partners are striving to improve intersection safety in Calgary.
Look out for each other! Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the roads. The safety of pedestrians on Calgary streets is the shared responsibility of all users of our roadways and sidewalks.
Be aware - Make eye contact with drivers turning right before you step into a crosswalk. Make sure they see you, plan on stopping, and have time to stop. Also, don’t assume that because the car in the lane closest to you has stopped that other cars will stop too.
Be safe - Pedestrians do have the right of way at marked and unmarked crosswalks; but be careful, some drivers might not know that rule or always follow it. Being right won’t keep you from being hit.
Stay alert while walking
•Unplug headphones when crossing the street.
•Hang up your cell phone until you are out of the intersection.
•Texting can wait until you know you are safe.
•Look up and make eye contact with the approaching driver and make sure the driver sees you.
View the Look Out for Each Other Pedestrian Safety brochure here:
Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy
The City of Calgary, community partners, and Calgarians have created a vision to make Calgary a welcoming and empowering city for older adults. Calgary is reaching this goal through the development and implementation of a Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy. This plan will help create age-friendly communities by advancing six focus areas: Access to Information, Community Support and Health, Housing, Participation and Inclusion, Prevention and Response to Elder Abuse and Transportation and Mobility.
Every Calgarian can help change their community by taking action on three things in any of the focus areas. Learn more about the program and stay informed by visiting Calgary.ca/SAFS
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