Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Safety on the roads a shared responsibility this season

After an unusually warm and dry fall season, it’s finally starting to look like winter in Calgary. With snow on the ground and colder temperatures in the forecast, The City is reminding Calgarians to be prepared for winter driving conditions.

“The accumulation of snow and ice on the roads can impact traction. This winter, take a bit more time to get where you’re going so that you can get there safely,” says Roads Maintenance Manager Bill Biensch.

Crews are out there working hard to maintain our streets, but we need your help. Here are a few ways you can help keep everyone moving safely this winter:
  • Move your vehicle from designated snow routes during a snow route parking ban.
  • Winterize your vehicle and consider installing snow tires.
  • Clean snow and ice off your vehicle and ensure your headlights and windows are clear.
  • Leave extra distance between you and vehicles in front of you, including equipment such as sanders and graders.
  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Remove snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your home within 24 hours after the snow stops falling. 
When planning your commute this winter, make sure to stay informed about weather, road conditions, and traffic flow, too.

Follow @yyctransport on Twitter for frequent snow clearing updates, road closures, and incident alerts. If you have questions about road conditions, traffic or other road projects, we’ll find you the answers.

Visit Calgary.ca/snow, a one-stop-shop for all things related to snow and ice control. Find out if a snow route parking ban is in effect, see a map of pathways that are cleared of snow, and learn about the Seven Day Snow Plan.

The new map at Calgary.ca/roadconditions shows traffic camera images and plow progress across the city to help you keep moving safely and efficiently.

Take advantage of calgarytransit.com to sign up for email alerts, teletext, teleride, and download the mobile app. Follow @calgarytransit on Twitter frequent services updates and answers to any of your transit questions.

Although there may be a few more months of cold weather ahead, we can work together to keep all Calgarians on the move safely this winter.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for keeping the road snow free. It is really wonderful driving to work and around Calgary area with a clear road. It gives me confident that I will be safe. Thanks again ... really appreciated the good work.