How Does A Street Lab Work?
The Street Lab process is as follows:
Step 1 - Intake
A community member applies for a Vision Zero Street Lab to address traffic safety concerns in their neighbourhood. The City will review the application and gather more information to get a better understanding of the concerns and determine whether a Street Lab should be explored in the community.
Step 2 - Engagement
If your neighbourhood is selected for Street Lab engagement, the City will then explore residents’ perspectives and gain insights into their lived experiences and traffic safety concerns. The results of the engagement will be used in combination with traffic data to determine if a Street Lab is needed to address traffic safety concerns, or if another Safe Mobility program would be more beneficial. A What We Heard Report will be shared with the results of the engagement.
Step 3 - Create the Street Lab Plan
City staff will use what they have learned to develop a Street Lab Plan and will share it with residents on the designated Engaged Edmonton project page.
Step 4 - Action
City staff will bring the Street Lab to life by installing adaptable measures.
Step 5 - Evaluate
Community members will be given an opportunity to provide feedback on the project after the measures have been installed for approximately three months. This feedback will help inform next steps.