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Ward 1 News: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon at Bowness Road and 79 ST NW

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The City of Calgary is committed to continually improving operations for pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, automobile and truck drivers while enhancing safety by implementing traffic control devices based on a warrant system. In 2011, Roads commenced a pilot program for a new traffic control device, the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB). I am pleased to report the a RRFB was recently installed in front of the Bownesian Grocer at Bowness Road and 79 ST NW!

RRFB are pedestrian activated crossings. The beacons have LED lights and display intermittent rapid flashes when activated to increase visibility of pedestrians crossing the roadway. These devices are significantly less costly to install compared to other overhead flashing beacons currently used at pedestrian crossings.

I want your feedback on the solar flashing lights. Contact my office at (403) 268-2400 or email my office at For more information, check out the Pilot Project Summary Report or view the other RRFB locations.



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