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Safe Journeys to School: A St. Albert Community Initiative


In 2013, a young boy was fatally injured while traveling to school. The St. Albert community came together in mourning and was galvanized around the issue of school traffic safety. The City Council, rather than reacting hastily to the incident, took a thoughtful step back and decided to take a substantial look at school traffic safety in the whole community.
In 2014, the City of St. Albert (City), Alberta, in conjunction with its partners in school traffic safety, commissioned a comprehensive review of traffic safety for its schools, using a holistic 4-E approach (Engineering-Education-Encouragement-Enforcement).
The objectives of the review were to:

Gather information and feedback through extensive community engagement at all 26 St. Albert schools (including Elementary, Junior High and High School), towards identifying enhancements that will mitigate student traffic safety risks.
Identify the most effective engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement strategies to enhance student travel safety among all schools.
Develop recommendations and specific action plans to enhance student and school traffic safety at each of the 26 existing schools and two new school sites.

Conference Paper Details

Session title:
2016 Road Safety Engineering Award
City of St. Albert
Road safety