The city of Halifax, partnered with the Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (or DalTRAC), asked average citizens to look at how crosswalks are working in their neighbourhoods, and share them with the policy makers who are working on building a better, safer road space in the city. One of the ways DalTRAC recently tried to facilitate this discussion, and raise awareness of the new 2015-16 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan brought before and approved by the city council on Feb. 3, was by hosting an ‘information cafe’ public information session on crosswalk safety. This information cafe brought interested citizens one-on-one with the policy makers and policy enforcers on the subject of crosswalk safety, and gave them the chance not just to hear what these experts had to say, but also pitch in their two cents as well. For more information:
However, one of DalTRAC’s ongoing projects for the past two years is the Share the Road initiative, which is a project funded with the help of the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to raise awareness of how pedestrians and drivers can better and more safely share our roads. For more information, visit www.dal.ca/sites/share-the-road.html.