The city's new transportation culture is already in evidence in Strathcona neighbourhood, where staff have been busy adding traffic calming and walkability measures.
By RTH Staff
Published December 05, 2014
this article has been updated
Some RTH contributors attended a meeting last night with a group of Transportation managers, and we're happy to report that the city's new transportation culture is already in evidence in Strathcona neighbourhood, where staff have been busy adding traffic calming and walkability measures.
There are new zebra crossings at several locations, including the corner of Locke Street North and Napier. I love the senior citizens crossing in this photo:
Zebra crossings, Locke and Napier (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
This boost in walkability will benefit the new bike share station at Victoria Park just north of the intersection.
Bike Share Station, Victoria Park near Locke and Napier (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
Also on Locke Street, there are new zebra crossings at Florence and at Peter.
Zebra crossings, Locke and Peter (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
Just a few years ago, there weren't even stop signs at most of these intersections, so it's nice to see things getting progressively better.
Zebras are marching all around Victoria Park, with new crossings on the west side at Strathcona and Head.
Zebra crossings, Strathcona and Head (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
Right now, staff are working on painting zebra crossings on Strathcona and Lamoureaux, right by Strathcona School, and have the lines laid in for zebra crossings at Strathcona and Florence.
Zebra crossing prep lines, Strathcona and Florence (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
Note the 40 km/h speed limit around Strathcona School.
The traffic calming measures also include new speed humps on Strathcona:
Speed humps on Strathcona (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
Ranging farther afield, the York Boulevard bridge reconstruction is complete, with new sidewalks and buffered bike lanes.
York Boulevard bridge reconstruction complete (Image Credit: Jason Leach)
This isn't in Strathcona, but the new LED lights downtown deserve a shout-out. They're much brighter and more visible for cyclists and pedestrians on Main and King between James and Queen.
There are even sidewalk-specific LED lights halfway down the poles on King/Main between James and Queen. This should become standard for walkable urban areas.
Update: updated to add two more photos:
Zebra crossings at Strathcona School, Lamoreaux and Strathcona
Zebra crossings at Strathcona and Florence
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