Ensuring good visibility and safety for both pedestrians and drivers is behind the City’s call to residents and businesses to please look after and maintain trees and shrubs along sidewalks and street corners this spring and summer.
Over the last few years, concerns have been raised around overgrown hedges and low hanging tree branches blocking vehicle sightlines at some intersections and crowding sidewalks for people on foot.
Under the City’s Streets and Traffic bylaw, residents are to make sure that all trees and shrubs are properly trimmed and cut back, so they don’t cause any physical obstruction or visibility issues to pedestrians or drivers on the sidewalks or streets, especially at intersections.
The City is committed to the safe mobility of our residents and visitors either on foot, on bicycle or in vehicles. By keeping sightlines clear and unobstructed through maintaining trees and shrubs, we can continue to keep our streets safe and accessible.
If you find any overgrown trees or shrubs on City owned property which may be causing visibility issues, please call us at 311 or use our new 311 app, take a picture of the issue and report it to us.
– From the City of Cranbrook