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Brooks – As part of the Traffic and Community Safety Program, the City of Brooks has installed two LED roadside flashing crosswalk signs and two speed notification signs. The crosswalk signs are located at 2nd Street West and Upland Boulevard and 2nd Street West and 5th Avenue. The speed notification signs are located at Meadowbrook Drive and 4th Avenue and Upland Avenue/Upland Place.
The program was a suggestion from City Council to help deal with the numerous complaints regarding unsafe crossings at marked crosswalks and speeding complaints in areas of the community. There have been a number of near misses, serious injuries and unfortunately 2 deaths in marked crosswalks within the past five years. The City has received positive feedback from the community regarding previous crosswalk upgrades and speed notification signs as they increase visibility to motorists, notifying drivers to either slow down or stop.
The Safe Communities Committee and the City of Brooks Sign Committee have developed a five year plan that has recommended the installation of two LED roadside flashing lights each year at high risk crosswalks in the community. Crosswalks have been selected based on staff knowledge, recommendations from the Safe Communities Committee, and resident complaints. Speed notifications signs are also moved around the community to high risk areas that have been identified by the Safe Communities Committee and resident complaints and data collected from the signs will be used for intelligence led enforcement activities to further reduce speeding in our community. Funding for these speed notification signs has been provided by the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund.
For more information on the Enhanced Traffic Safety Program, please contact:
Manager of Administration