Park Safe: School Zone Safety Campaign

Each year, the Calgary Parking Authority receives hundreds of complaints about how people park in school zones.

As part of our Park Safe educational and awareness campaign, the CPA works with the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District to promote our Park Safe campaign throughout the year.

How can you help ensure the safety of children in school zones?

We ask drivers to please be courteous and park responsibly when dropping off or picking up children from school and follow these tips:

  • Avoid double parking.
  • Watch for signs indicating 'No Stopping' and 'No Parking' zones.
  • School bus zones must be kept clear so children can step off the bus and onto a curb instead of exiting into a busy street.
  • Leave 5 meters between your car and any crosswalk markings. This will ensure children are visible when they enter the crosswalk.
  • Parking too close to stop signs, yield signs or intersections makes it difficult to see children in the area and obstructs the view of other motorists. A distance of 5 meters is required.
  • Be courteous to neighbours around schools. Do not block entrances to garages or driveways. Please stay back at least 1.5 meters.

Resources

Park Safe: School Zone Safety Presentation

Park Safe Brochure

Park Safe Video