Traffic safety programs
Whether you're walking, biking or driving, The City is committed to keeping Calgarians safe and on the move, both in your community and on Calgary's road network.
By working together, we can improve traffic safety. As responsible drivers, cyclists and pedestrians we can all help drive change.
Calgary safer mobility plan
The Calgary safer mobility plan is a five-year plan aimed at improving the safety of our transportation network. A key target identified in the plan is to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in the number of major injury and fatality collisions.
View the Safer Mobility Plan Annual Report 2020 for the most up-to-date information. To see the entire presentation and council documents, view Item 7.3 on the December 16, 2020 Transportation and Transit Committee agenda.
The high cost of collisions
In Calgary, the societal cost of road collisions adds up to approximately $1.2 billion a year. These costs include medical and first responder costs, property damage and lost productivity.
Traffic study of collision near-misses at Calgary intersections
The City of Calgary has been selected as one of five municipalities to be part of the Aviva MicroTraffic grant program which helps municipalities improve road safety outcomes at intersections.
Working to improve traffic safety
Current innovative traffic safety pilot projects lead by the Traffic Safety team in partnership with the University of Calgary and other Departments, include:
- Traffic calming curbs
- Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) at crosswalks
- Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPI)
- Adaptive sidewalks
- Automated/video-based conflict analysis (VBCA)
- In-Street Pedestrian Signs
- Pedestrian Crosswalk Signs with Fluorescent Yellow-Green (FYG) Border
- Centreline Hardening at Signalized Intersections