Scenario 1 – Residential Streets and Collector Roads reduced to 30km/h
Scenario 2 – Residential Streets to 30km/h, Collector Roads to 50km/h
Scenario 3 – Residential and Collector Roads to 40km/h
The city advises that about 25 per cent of motor vehicle collisions happen within neighborhoods each year, with about 5.5 per cent resulting in serious injury or death. The societal cost for traffic accidents in the city is estimated at more than $1.2 billion dollars a year.
The city has provided a calculation tool for you to understand the impacts of these changes. We put in a journey from the North West to the South East and its literally impacts by only a few minutes adhering Scenario 1.
Bike Calgary’s own Jonathan van Heyst was asked by the Calgary Herald as to what impact this might have on the cycling community in this article:
Clearly the impacts of a change have a wider reaching positive impact to the communities, and the possibility of saving lives cannot be ignored for all users, including drivers.