The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Police Service work together with Edmonton’s school boards to encourage safe behaviours around schools using enforcement, road design and engineering, community activation and engagement and more.
School Safety Program
Since Vision Zero was adopted up until 2022, the City was able to review elementary schools and implement safety upgrades through the School Safety Program.
Starting in 2015, roads near all elementary schools were assessed and improvements were implemented.
In 2021, 49 schools were upgraded to help increase safety and livability with zebra crossings, stop signs, pavement markings, retro-reflective sleeves, and flashing beacons (Source: Vision Zero 2021 Report)
From 2015-2022, streets around schools were upgraded with zebra crossings, stop signs, pavement markings, retro-reflective sleeves and flashing beacons.
The Safe Routes to School program, funded for 2023-2026, will improve safety along the routes to schools beyond the immediately surrounding roads.
This year, routes to 5 schools are being assessed and upgraded. This will improve students’ and their families’ safety as they walk, bike and roll to school, and community safety around playgrounds and park space used by any nearby residents.