The City of Fort Saskatchewan is looking at ways to slow down vehicles.
 
A recent traffic calming seminar, held by the city at the Dow Centennial Centre (DCC), explored proposed intersection options for the Pineview ring road near James Mowat Elementary.
 
The intersections being evaluated include 84 St. and 94 Ave., 82 St. and 97 Ave., 82 St. and 96 Ave. and 85 St. and 95 Ave.
 
“We're just looking for feedback from the neighbourhood in terms of what they think works, doesn't work and what they think of each of the options. From there, we'll take that information and come back to them again with what we hope is the preferred option,” said Grant Schaffer, director of project management for the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
 
Some of the proposed options to help increase traffic safety include bumped out sidewalks, all-way stops and roundabouts.
 
“There's only so many things we have in our toolbox that we can use out there. The curb bump outs work by making things more visual at the intersection, they shrink the intersection and make the crosswalk shorter,” added Schaffer. "A roundabout is a good option, but it doesn't necessarily fit well in all neighbourhoods."
 
Residents in the Pineview and Westpark area did get to give their say through comment cards and preference lists.
 
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