Residential traffic safety is one of the highest volume issues that Councillor’s hear about from residents. Ward 12 is home to many of Calgary’s fastest growing new communities – that growth can come with some challenges when it comes to managing traffic flows and ensuring our streets are safe places for everyone.
In response to the feedback I had received from residents I brought forward a Notice of Motion last year that asked the Calgary Police Commission to direct the Calgary Police Service (CPS) to develop a residential traffic enforcement plan.
CPS brought back a detailed plan that was approved through Council. One aspect of the plan was to hold Traffic Safety Town Hall meetings in each Ward throughout the year. These meetings are opportunities for residents to speak with CPS as well as City of Calgary Transportation representatives about the issues in their communities.
The Ward 12 Town Hall is coming up soon:
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 7:30pm-8:45pm
Where: McKenzie Towne Hall – 40 McKenzie Towne Blvd
The event will begin with brief presentations from CPS and Transportation. This will be followed by breakout sessions facilitated by CPS and Transportation. Tables and maps will be set out for each community where they can point out specific problem areas in their community. CPS will be able to hear from residents where they need to consider additional enforcement will be required and Transportation will be able to investigate what measures could be considered to contribute to safer streets.
I’m excited about this event and I’m confident it will result in some meaningful outcomes for our communities. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!