Speed Signs- Driver Feedback Signs

The Town of Coaldale has installed Speed Signs throughout the Town to enhance public safety on town roads and streets by educating drivers to voluntarily reduce vehicle speeds.  Traffic safety is highly important for Coaldale, as it is another method of enhancing the overall public safety within the community.

Research was conducted by town staff and the RCMP to determine the ideal site requirements for these signs.  Speed sign sites were based on the following criteria:

  • Placed at a point where there is a reduction in the posted speed limit.
  • Speed limit signs are posted in conjunction with the Speed Sign.
  • At locations where the posted speed limit transitions from a higher speed limit to a lower speed limit.
  • It shall be placed on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Each radar site should maximize speed display exposure between the motorist and the radar sign
  • A minimum distance of 300 feet of clear sight distance should be maintained.
  • Radar sign light intrusion to nearby homes needs to be considered. Blinders can be used to minimize light intrusion
  • Bellevue’s policy is to obtain agreement from each adjacent property owner prior to installation of the radar signs.
  • Minimum height from bottom edge of sign to grade should be seven feet (to discourage vandalism).

The following is a list of the 2017 site locations:

 

1

845 North – directly East on Rehoboth Centre – co-located with 50km speed sign.

50km

2

845 South – co-located with 50km/hr speed sign

50km

3

2223 Cottonwood Drive – facing West – start of playground zone

30km

4

2180 22nd St – Corner of Cottownwood and 22nd St – facing east – start of playground zone

30 km

5

Jennie Emery School 22nd Ave near alleyway west of school facing West

30 Km playground

6

30th Avenue between 15th Street and 20th Street

50km

 

To view a map of the portable speed sign locations, CLICK HERE

 

How it works

The TraffiCalm System are active speed signs, showing drivers their speed while on roads throughout the community. These interactive signs will show motorists if they are speeding or following the posted speed limits. The signs will collect daily data allowing for analysis and research for further use. The signs are not automated traffic enforcement (photo radar) signs.

 

Public Awareness

The goal of the speed signs is to further enhance the town public safety program by providing another level of public education to citizens regarding public safety and speed limits within the town.

The signs will be installed in Coaldale neighborhoods and will not be put in a permanent place. The signs will be moved throughout the town on a rotating basis, allowing for as much data feedback as possible. The signs will be placed in a metal sleeve and be locked into place so only those with authority can move it. When the sign is not located in your neighborhood, the metal sleeve will have a cover placed over it and will not interfere with any yard maintenance required on your property.

If you have any further questions or feedback regarding these signs please call 1-844-645-2635.