After council asked police for help in dealing with residential traffic safety concerns, police are going to hold a series of town halls in the city.
They envision a series of 14 townhalls, one in each ward of the city, to educate the public on what they are doing and to hear concerns from residents.
Details on when and where the events will be held will come out in the fall.
Staff Sgt Paul Stacey says the meetings will be beneficial on a couple of levels: police can tell residents what they are doing on issues of traffic safety and police can hear the concerns of people who actually live in the neighbourhoods and tell them where the problem areas are in their community.
He adds public discussion has already led to some changes.
“We’re hitting areas that we haven’t hit in the past in terms of enforcement and in terms of working with our city partners for different traffic issues that we’re hearing about,” Stacey told reporters on Wednesday. “So we’ve already started this in principle.”
Stacey says while the number of fatalities on Calgary streets is a concern this year, a positive has been the reduction in the number of collisions in each of the past two years.