Your Ward 4 Team is working with the City on making sure changes are made to make pedestrians safer in Ward 4. Progress has been good after the Town Hall I hosted a few weeks ago, and City Hall is currently looking at the feasibility of all the requests provided by Ward 4 residents at the Town Hall.
For those that asked for speed signs Traffic Safety is looking into them. For those that asked for stop signs, yield signs, u-Turn signs, and crosswalks are also going to Traffic Safety and Parking for review. For those that asked for traffic lights, or flashing lights are also being looked at by Traffic, and those that asked for more police presence have gone to the Calgary Police Service for feedback. All of these are being assessed for feasibility and I am following up with all of them for an answer.
While I know some want changes done overnight, we must let the City look at the requests, see what can be done first, and finally what the cost will be. Each additional sign, crosswalk, or measure must be budgeted for.
However, some requests are on hold until Council approves the Pedestrian Safety Strategy, since this will impact how the City will manage early school programs, safety campaigns for the public, and speed decreases in communities.
That being said, some requests can be acted on now, such as traffic signs as a good first step. I will also be reaching out to community associations on a traffic studies. I will of course keep pushing for the larger changes asked for by residents.
Again, thank you for your feedback. Progress is being made.