Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10-year trends show overall safety improvement on Calgary roads

The City of Calgary regularly implements various measures to improve road safety for all users and recent data shows that these efforts are making a difference.

The City’s 10-year collision trends show that overall collisions, and collisions with injuries and fatalities, are occurring less frequently on Calgary roadways. Specifically, the overall collision rate has decreased 15 per cent since 2002 and the casualty (injury and fatality) rate has decreased 51 per cent during this same period.
Calgary continues to have one of the lowest collision injury and fatality rates among Canadian cities. Other trends to highlight include the following:
  • Pedestrian injury and fatality rate has decreased by 36% over the past 10 years.

  • Cycling injury and fatality rate has decreased by 42% over the past 10 years.
City policies and initiatives such as the Cycling Strategy, Complete Streets Guide, community traffic calming measures, and road, signal and intersection upgrades all contribute to improving safety for Calgary’s road users. Learn more about improvements in road safety on

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