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Changes made to increase intersection safety after cyclist collisions

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Following three collisions involving cyclists at the same intersection last week, the City has made changes it hopes improve safety. A young man on a bike was sent to hospital after a collision in that spot on September 12th, and another two crashes were reported on the 15th.

Construction manager Matt Hinton says they asked the contractor doing work in the area to have a couple of flag people at Highway 40 and 68th Avenue during school hours. The red light time has also been increased to give traffic more time to clear the intersection.

Grande Prairie Public School Division Superintendent Sandy McDonald had expressed concern about the trend in a Facebook post, and has since thanked city staff for their quick response.

https://www.facebook.com/gppsd2357/posts/1070350623011967:0

Hinton says the city is continuing to monitor the intersection with equipment.

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