CALGARY—Metropolis council unanimously moved Monday to look at security measures at CTrain crossings throughout town.
The evaluate will embrace an inventory of the at-grade LRT crossings in Calgary and the measures they embrace for public safety, in addition to a take a look at greatest practices from different municipalities.
Suggestions for added initiatives to enhance security will probably be delivered to council in mid-2019 — whether or not which means extra infrastructure or extra schooling.
Ward 13 Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart proposed the movement, supported by Councillor Ray Jones and Councillor Shane Keating.
The transfer comes after a 6-year-old lady was killed final month after being hit by a CTrain on the 162 St. S.W. crossing in Colley-Urquhart’s ward.
“Current tragedies which have occurred at at-grade crossings within the metropolis brought on quite a lot of residents to strategy me in my ward,” she mentioned.
“That is going to be an intensive and sifting evaluate of every of these crossings to come back again with suggestions on what we have to enhance — what instructional items and consciousness do we have to put in with the general public?”
Jones and Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell added that they wish to see accessibility considerations be part of the examination town will undertake.
Sooner or later, Colley-Urquhart mentioned she’d additionally prefer to see extra citizen illustration on council’s transit committee to be sure that perspective is heard.
Madeline Smith is a reporter/photographer with StarMetro Calgary. Comply with her on Twitter: @meksmith