All school zones are now playground zones in the Town of Edson. Playground zone times have been adjusted to 7:30 am to 9:00 pm daily, year-round.
At their January 11, 2022 meeting, Council gave all three readings to Bylaw 2273, amending the Edson Traffic Bylaw. The amendment harmonizes all school and playground zones to playground zones only. The CAO has been authorized to designate these zones and a review was conducted to ensure the zones fit the current pedestrian traffic patterns. As mentioned above, the times for all playground zones within the Town of Edson are now 7:30 am to 9:00 pm daily.
These adjustments come after a thorough review of all school and playground zones in 2020/2021. During the review it became evident that many zones were inconsistent and many school zones contained playgrounds that were used more than just during school hours.
It’s hoped these changes will provide greater clarity and consistency to drivers and increase safety in potential hazard areas when school is not in session. This could include organized events and general use of playgrounds and sports fields after school hours. Safety is paramount, especially in the winter when the sun sets well before 5:00 pm.
The list of changes can be viewed below.