Beaconsfield’s road safety measures have earned it ‘Road Safety’ prize during a Transportation and Roads Association of Quebec gala on June 18.
The city won for its ‘Yield’ signs project of prioritization at intersections; the goal of which was to establish whether the existing intersection management mode is the best according to Quebec regulations.
According to Mayor George Bourelle: “This traffic calming measure is part of Beaconsfield’s continuing effort to improve safety on its roads. This prestigious award carries province wide recognition of our achievements and we are very proud of having received it.”
Speed measured on roads with yield signs is consistently lower than on streets with stop. As a result, the new signage will be applied to 73 identified intersections, said the mayor.
Known as the Gala des grands prix d’excellence en transport, the ceremony brings together over 200 professionals from the transport sector every year and awards 10 winners in as many categories.