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- Solar-Powered Crosswalks
Solar-powered crosswalks use solar-powered flashing lights when in use, making them more visible and safer for pedestrians.
The Town of Cochrane currently has 17 solar-powered crosswalks. In 2018, staff evaluated 11 existing crosswalks and identified eight locations appropriate for enhancement with solar-powered crossings (evaluation criteria below).
The Town’s 2019-2021 capital and operating budgets includes funding to install two crosswalk enhancements per year (other locations may be included within capital projects). Please note: locations are subject to change based on budgets and emerging priorities.
|George Fox Trail & Crawford Drive||Completed|
|Sunset Common & Sunset Blvd||Completed|
|Mid-block crossing (near Holy Spirit School at First St E)||Completed|
|River Heights Dr & Ridge Gate||Completed|
|Sundown Rd mid-block at pathway||Completed|
|Sundown Rd & Grove north of the bus exit at Rancheview School||Completed|
|Railway St near the Cochrane Public Library||2020 (included within Capital project)|
|Sunset Way & Sunset Park||2022|
|Sunvalley Rd mid-block||Completed|
|Sunset Dr & Sunset Point||Completed|
|Quigley Dr & West Terrace Cr||2022|
|Centre Ave & Powell St||2022 (included within Capital project)|
What’s included in evaluations?
To qualify for installation, a location must meet the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Pedestrian Control Guide and local crossing considerations. Evaluations check for proximity to schools/playgrounds and seniors’ facilities, pathway connections and any history of collisions.
To suggest a location for further consideration, please email email@example.com or call Operational Facilities at 403-851-2590.