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Airdrie City council approves new Traffic Safety Plan

Airdrie City council unanimously approved a new Traffic Safety Plan Nov. 16, which will outline the city's safety strategy and priorities for roadways until 2023. Lynne Mackenzie, team lead for Municipal Enforcement, and Cst.

Airdrie City council unanimously approved a new Traffic Safety Plan Nov. 16, which will outline the city's safety strategy and priorities for roadways until 2023.

Lynne Mackenzie, team lead for Municipal Enforcement, and Cst. Tracy Hare of Airdrie RCMP presented the updated plan to council. According to Mackenzie, the purpose of the TSP is to document analyzed data, prioritize initiatives and improve traffic safety. 

The strategy identifies which intersections in Airdrie present the highest risk for collisions, based on past data. According to Mackenzie, examples include the Yankee Valley Boulevard and Highway 2 off-ramp and the intersection of Yankee Valley Boulevard and Main Street.

Proactive policing in school zones, promoting pedestrian safety and removing impaired driving from roads are other priorities of the TSP, she added.

"We'll be following the Alberta Traffic Safety calendar, as well as the Safe City Roads program," she said.

Due to an increase in complaints from residents about noise pollution from modified vehicles in the last six months, Mackenzie said Municipal Enforcement will continue monitoring a pilot project that has been underway in Edmonton related to the issue.

Scott Strasser, AirdrieToday.com
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