Traffic in CKE
Enhancing Safety on Alberta Roads Act
Great news! The Alberta Government introduced Bill 32, the Enhancing Safety on Alberta Roads Act, in the legislature at the end of October. If passed, this bill will allow municipalities to set their own local rules regarding playground zones. Previously, these have been set by the province and have recently become inconsistent with school hours. As mentioned in this newsletter in the past, Chinook Park Elementary commences school at 8:15am, while the playground zone regulating traffic in the area does not come into effect until 8:30 am under the current rules.
Once Bill 32 is passed, it will be up to City Council to bring in a by-law determining new times consistent with current school hours. Alberta Transport Minister, Ric McIver, feels municipalities should have enough time to have new rules in place for the 2014/2015 school year. In the meantime, please remember that our students are on their way to school well before 8:30 am.
Find out more about Bill 32.