Many communities across Calgary are faced with traffic challenges, whether it's speeding, short cutting, or pedestrian and cyclist safety issues. The City of Calgary created the Traffic Calming Policy to help mitigate traffic issues, and to help us prioritize them from most to least severe.
A Community Traffic Committee is the best way to gather together all of the issues that a community is facing, and to work with The City on solutions. The Traffic Committee puts together a package of Traffic Issue Reporting and Support Forms, which outlines residents’ various traffic concerns regarding particular intersections or streets. Once the package has been submitted for consideration the issues are analyzed and the community is entered into The Community Traffic Study Evaluation List.
As so many communities are having issues with traffic, it can take several years before a community’s traffic concerns are addressed. Don’t despair though, as the City can often identify and implement quick fixes that don’t require a full traffic study, yet are effective in influencing driver behaviour.
If you are experiencing traffic issues in your neighbourhood, please join your Community Association and start a Community Traffic Committee.
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