Monday, December 6, 2010
City Launches Road Conditions Map
Today, the City released a road conditions map showing real-time results of Calgary’s plowed roads.
“This will be an awesome tool for commuters, the media and citizens,” said Sean Somers, with the City of Calgary’s Transportation department. “We’ve heard time and time again about folks not seeing our equipment out there during big storms. Not only will you be able to see our equipment, you’ll be able to track our progress and plan your commute based on where we’ve been,” he added.
Users will have the ability to see exactly which routes GPS equipped City sanders and plows are working on. Quick links to traffic cameras will also show images of traffic volumes and road conditions that may aid motorists when planning a commute.
The map will also feature text updates about the work being done before, during and after a storm.
Visit calgary.ca/roadconditions to view the map and latest information.
The City’s Snow and Ice Control program maintains nearly 15,000 lane kilometres of road around the clock.