You may recall in January I had a Notice of Motion come forward regarding Playground/School Zone Safety. Administration was directed by Council to bring back a report on various alternatives other municipalities, not restricted to local or provincial, have used. This report came to the Committee for Transportation & Transit May 22. I was invited on April 25 to attend a Traffic Safety Stakeholder Meeting. There were attendees from School Councils, Trustees, Calgary Parking Authority, Calgary Police, Community Associations, Ministers of Transportation & Justice and many others. It was an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and work towards a common goal through conversation and action to better the safety in school and playground zones. At this time there are no specific locations targeted by this initiative, however, it is expected that this initiative should make some positive impact on chronic areas of non-compliance.
My office has worked for 3 years to improve the safety of students at the Panorama School in co-operation with Calgary Police Service, Calgary Parking Authority, Traffic Engineers, School Council and School Administration. The area we have been working on is Panamount Blvd and Panamount Street. There were changes made recently to the crossings here and will continue to be monitored.
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