Traffic safety study at Calgary elementary schools

The City of Calgary and the University of Calgary (UofC) are partnering on a traffic safety study to collect data about driver’s speeds and walking/biking near elementary schools throughout the city.

Between July 2020 and October 2020, The City will install traffic calming measures at intersections near 56 randomly-selected elementary schools. UofC researchers will then use pneumatic tubes and cameras to determine if motorists reduce their speed, or individuals walk/bike more often, after the implementation of the measures.

Once all data has been collected and analyzed, UofC will present their findings to The City of Calgary for consideration.

Please note: The City will not share the elementary school locations as prior notice for motorists could impact the results of the research/study.

Traffic safety measures

Each intersection will receive one of the following traffic calming measures:

In-street pedestrian signs

Timeline

  • Research will be conducted between July - October 2020
  • Results will be made available to The City and released to the public in late 2021

The research team will spend three weeks at each location.

  • Week 1: Pre-pilot data collection
  • Week 2: Installation of Traffic safety measures
  • Week 3: Post-pilot data collection
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