Street safety around schools is essential to help protect our most vulnerable road users and is a key action of the Safe Mobility Strategy 2021-2025. When neighbourhood streets are safe, parents, guardians, children and caregivers are more likely to walk and bike to school, use playgrounds, and enjoy local parks, thus supporting healthy and vibrant communities.
What’s in the Vision Zero School Kit?
The Vision Zero School Kit can be used to help build street safety awareness around schools and create new experiences and conversations to contribute to more livable neighbourhoods.
Centreline signs (up to 2 per school) and lawns signs to encourage safe driving behaviours
Opportunities for teachers and students to work together to create vibrant crosswalks (1 crosswalk per school) and student-designed signage (1 design submission per class)
Other activities and resources to learn more about street safety in Edmonton
Parents and school staff who are interested in a kit can email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to work with you to increase safety in our communities!
Improving Safety at Schools
The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Police Service work together to encourage safe behaviours around schools using enforcement, road design and engineering, community activation and engagement, and more.
Traffic safety opportunities are reviewed at schools each year where engineers identify safety countermeasures that are tailored to the specific concerns at each school. Since 2015, 237 school areas have been upgraded for safety.