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Community Traffic Studies

Actions your community can take (updated Apr. 2019)

The City of Calgary is currently undertaking a review of residential speed limits, a key factor in how we assess, prioritize, and design traffic calming measures. The outcomes of the review are expected to address many of the concerns that community members regularly raise through the Community Traffic program and Traffic Study applications and may result in traffic calming measures being installed in many locations across the city. As such, we are currently not accepting any new Traffic Study applications until a decision has been made by Council on the Residential Speed Limit Review in Q4 2019.

Though we are not currently accepting new traffic calming inquiries, we are still actively working to:

  • Eliminate sidewalk gaps or missing links that exist in our sidewalk network
  • Enable safe travel for students to and from school (Safe and Active Routes to School program)
  • Assess spot improvements for traffic safety

Citizens are still encouraged to identify locations of concern in their community for these items by contacting 311. Submitting a formal application with resident signatures is not required. To report a traffic safety concern, please complete the following online form or call 311. Outside Calgary call 403-268-2489.


Applying for a community traffic study

Communities are encouraged to undertake activities listed in The City of Calgary's Traffic Calming Policy to raise awareness of traffic safety concerns in their community. These activities can include:

  • Articles in community newsletters and websites to raise awareness of the traffic concerns within the community.
  • Providing the community with information, such as City of Calgary Traffic Tips booklet, maps, and other documents.
  • Contacting The City of Calgary to arrange for placement of Speed Limit Observation and Warning System (SLOWS) signs (or other educational traffic signs) in identified locations in the community.
  • Liaising with police to help address issues through enforcement.
  • Liaising with schools to help address typical school-related traffic issues such as parking, drop-off zones, and pedestrian safety.
  • Liaising with businesses and institutions to help address traffic concerns related to facilities located within a community.
  • Reducing the number of car trips in the community by encouraging community residents to carpool, consider work at home and flex-time arrangements, and to use the pathway and bikeway system for walking and cycling trips.

Contact Community Transportation

To report a community traffic concern please complete the following online fo​rm.

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