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TERMINAL VELOCITY The Case For A 19 MPH Speed Limit A NEW PLAN TO SET THE DEFAULT SPEED LIMIT TO 30 KPH ON MOST PARIS STREETS COULD SAVE PEDESTRIAN LIVES, WITHOUT MAKING TRAFFIC UNBEARABLE. Cars in Paris will soon be going très slow. The city’s new mayor, Anne Hidalgo, recently introduced a plan to lower […]

Rise in pedestrian deaths sparks call for improved crosswalk safety

Average of three people hit by vehicles every two days BY ANNALISE KLINGBEIL, CALGARY HERALD FEBRUARY 20, 2014 Calgary has a five-year plan aiming to completely eliminate all transportation fatalities and injuries in Calgary. There have already been three pedestrian deaths this year, after nine in 2013. The deaths of two pedestrians in less than […]

Devastated family wonders how driver could flee scene as man dies in road

Devastated family wonders how driver could flee scene as man dies in road ANNALISE KLINGBEIL, CALGARY HERALD  02.16.2014 Reyna Morales and Harold Chavarria and their children, left to right, Kenneth Chavarria, 3, Kimberly, 13, Ketzia, 6, Kathleen, 9, and Kerrick, 12, mourn the loss of their brother and son, Moises Morales who was killed in […]

Slow the Frack Down

Safer streets and slower speeds has never been attack on an individual or on someone’s rights, but a movement to adjust to a community that was never designed for deadly missiles as a part of the infrastructure. It is a motion to protect people we love, in an environment that is no longer friendly to the […]

Pedestrian killed in southwest Calgary crash

Pedestrian killed in southwest Calgary crash 42nd Avenue S.W. east of Macleod Trail to train tracks remain closed until investigation completed CBC News Posted: Aug 12, 2013 3:24 PM MT Last Updated: Aug 12, 2013 3:33 PM MT Calgary police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in southwest Calgary. (Stacee Barton/CBC) Calgary police say a pedestrian was killed […]

Calgary groups call for 30 km/h speed limit on residential roads

By Robson FletcherMetro Glenn Kelly / For MetroA vehicle passes a 40 km/h sign. Advocates in two Calgary communities are calling for speed limits on residential streets to be reduced to 30 km/h, saying the change would drastically reduce the risk of death in motor-vehicle collisions. Jodi Morel undertook the campaign in Mount Royal after witnessing the scene […]

‘He was like an angel’ — Family mourns Calgary boy killed in dirt-bike collision

By Jeremy Nolais Metro Calgary Contributed by the Nahal familyFamily and friends are mourning the death of 12-year-old Neil Nahal. The Calgary boy was killed when his dirt bike collided with an SUV over the weekend. He may have only been 12 years old, but Neil Nahal loved to explore and had big aspirations. “He always […]