Playground, school zone changes examined

The public will have a chance to have their say on proposed playground and school zone signage and time changes.

The public will have a chance to have their say on proposed playground and school zone signage and time changes.

Proposed changes by Alberta Transportation would see the zones and times brought into line with national standards across Alberta, says Bruce Buruma, director of community relations with the Red Deer Public School District.

Public consultation is set for Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on 67th Street.

The public board accepted the report from Cody McClintock, associate superintendent of business services, for information at its regular meeting this week.

The changes will differentiate between zones that would have speed limits and areas that would not have speed limits.

Speed limits will remain at a maximum of 30 km/h.

Proposed times for school zones would be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days while playground zones would be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

Meetings are also set for several Alberta communities.

The proposed changes are expected to come into effect next spring.

McClintock said there are some questions about the proposals.

Motorists may be confused with respect to what is a school day, particularly with areas of year-round schooling.

McClintock also asks in the report to the board how signage will be handled for an area that is both a school and playground zone.

He also wonders if motorists will be aware that a reduction of speed in areas isn’t required.

In a report to the board, Vince Paniak of the driver programs and licensing standards for Alberta Transportation said the proposed changes will increase traffic safety by easing confusion for motorists and children through providing standardized signing, while increasing protection.

People who wish to have input but can’t attend the meeting can comment online at Submission deadline is Dec. 11.

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