Solar-Powered Crosswalks

Solar-powered crosswalks use solar-powered flashing lights when in use, making them more visible and safer for pedestrians.

The Town of Cochrane currently has 13 solar-powered crosswalks. In 2018, staff evaluated 11 existing crosswalks and identified eight locations appropriate for enhancement with solar-powered crossings (evaluation criteria below).

The Town’s 2019-2021 capital and operating budgets includes funding to install two crosswalk enhancements per year (other locations may be included within capital projects). Please note: locations are subject to change based on budgets and emerging priorities.

LocationAnticipated timing
George Fox Trail & Crawford DriveCompleted
Sunset Common & Sunset BlvdCompleted
Mid-block crossing (near Holy Spirit School at First St E)Completed
River Heights Dr & Ridge Gate2020
Sundown Rd mid-block2021
Railway St near the Cochrane Public Library2020 (included within Capital project)
Sunset Way & Sunset Park2021
Sunvalley Rd mid-blockCompleted
Sunset Dr & Sunset Point2021
Quigley Dr & West Terrace Cr2022
Centre Ave & Powell St2022 (included within Capital project)


What’s included in evaluations?

To qualify for installation, a location must meet the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Pedestrian Control Guide and local crossing considerations. Evaluations check for proximity to schools/playgrounds and seniors’ facilities, pathway connections and any history of collisions.

To suggest a location for further consideration, please email roads@cochrane.ca or call Operational Facilities at 403-851-2590.