Highway Safety

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We want to hear from you!

What are your main concerns about vehicle safety within this area?

Traffic flow and user safety are the primary concerns of Highways and Public Works. This section of highway has some of the highest collision incidents within the City of Whitehorse, both in either damage to property, or in number of fatalities.

HPW has completed extensive analysis in this regard, but numbers and data often provide a snapshot of the issues observed every day by residents and highway users.

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We want to hear from you!

What are your main concerns about vehicle safety within this area?

Traffic flow and user safety are the primary concerns of Highways and Public Works. This section of highway has some of the highest collision incidents within the City of Whitehorse, both in either damage to property, or in number of fatalities.

HPW has completed extensive analysis in this regard, but numbers and data often provide a snapshot of the issues observed every day by residents and highway users.

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Tell your story

The purpose of the Stories page is to provide you with an opportunity to share personal narratives on your experiences with using the Alaska Highway. The stories we tell ourselves and the stories we share determine who we are and contextualise how we respond to the world around us. While we have gathered collision data to the best of our abilities, this data does not capture the nuances of drivers of the highway and surrounding service roads.

Thank you for sharing your story! Your feedback and personal experiences will help shape the project, and inform how the project team approaches the design.

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    Tunnel Please!

    by SunsetNorth, about 1 year ago

    I am a Hillcrest resident, and take the airport trail and Black Street stairs downtown for errands, social events, and work. Crossing the highway on a bike is consistently harrowing, and the prospect of several more lanes to cross is enough to make even a committed cyclist reconsider how willing I am to put my life in the hands of the speedsters on the road! Waiting until there is no traffic to cross has been a frustrating but necessary part of that commute, but I am not entirely convinced a crosslight would be the safest way to improve this situation... Continue reading

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    itsthane@gmail.com

    by Thane, about 1 year ago
    Hello, I was commuting by bike with my son who goes to Whitehorse Elementary. We live in Copper Ridge and prefer the communte Downtown via the Black St stairs as for the most part it allows us stay away from high traffic areas. Crossing the highway after going down Hillcrest Drive is a serious challenge and with the speed that the average vehicle travels it is a serious safety issue. The only safe way to cross this section of highway for pedestrians or cyclists is a complete separate piece of infrastructure like an underpass or an overpass. Anything else... Continue reading

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