Community Safety Initiatives

Funding & Purpose


Community safety initiatives are made possible from photo radar revenue. These initiatives began in 2007, and many projects have been completed. These projects aim to create a safer and more accessible community for everyone to enjoy.

Completed Projects


The following projects have been completed throughout Hinton at various locations. This list does not include every project, but does feature the larger initiatives. We continue to plan for future projects and welcome public input as to what residents would like to see in the future.

2007: Total Spent - $101,000


  • 911 networking
  • Improved visibility and safe garbage collection along Drinnan Road at Hardisty Avenue
  • Paving and bench at bus stop by Pine Valley Lodge
  • Radio enhancements at the Fire Hall
  • School zone speed signs
  • Security gate for Old Landfill
  • Wheelchair-accessible ramps at various intersections

2008: Total Spent - $130,000

  • Additional handicap-accessible ramps
  • Contribution to 911 call center
  • Groundwork for new playground at Hinton campground
  • Resurfaced playground at Recreation Centre
  • Robotic fire truck for Hinton Fire Department training
  • Sidewalk for Dr. Reed Way, Phase 1

2009: Total Spent - $253,000

  • Contribution to public health vaccination clinics
  • Crosswalk lights at various locations
  • Erith Drive outdoor rink upgrades - concrete, boards, and nets
  • Fencing, landscaping, and wheelchair-accessible ramp for Hinton Center / Campground playground
  • Paving, landscaping, and crosswalk lights for Dr. Reed Way sidewalk
  • Portable fire extinguisher training system
  • Robb Road trail to Hinton Bike Park
  • Speed display signs for school zones
  • Trail lighting - 7 lights installed at Kinsmen Park
  • Two bicycles for Protective Services bike patrolling
  • Various wheelchair ramps

2010: Total Spent - $340,000


  • Provided funding for SPCA Dangerous Dog Handling Course Funded Quality of Life Grant Program
  • Installed Crosswalk at Jarvis Street and Highway 16 crossing
  • Provided operational funding for the RCMP Bike Patrol
  • Installed enhanced lighting and timers at Erith Park outdoor rink
  • Installed lighting at the Gerard Redmond tennis courts
  • Installed lighted crosswalk at Rispler Way and Collinge Road
  • Improved Hardisty Avenue vehicle access to Kinsman Park
  • Upgraded Happy Creek Trail (partnership with West Fraser)
  • Improved lighting at the east end of the Hinton Centre
  • Installed sidewalk and lighted crosswalk along Jarvis Street
  • Purchased 1 Yellow Jacket Anchorman rescue trailer

2011: Total Spent - $565,959

  • Quality of Life Program
  • Installed lighted crosswalks at Mountain Street and Seabolt Dr.
  • Installed 150 metres of guardrail along Drinnan Way North
  • Purchased turnout gear for Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief
  • Purchased high volume fire hose for truck #22
  • Purchased volunteer survival kits
  • Fire hydrant installation for Hinton Tracks and Trails
  • Begin installation of trails distance marker signs
  • Purchase tough book laptops and software for fire trucks
  • One time projects:
    • Updated aerial photo of Hinton
    • Active Net System (Recreation)
    • Climbing wall / court conversion (Recreation)
    • Personalized photo ID system

2012: Total Spent - $664,200

  • Quality of Life Program
  • Hinton Rotary Spray and Play Park Contributions
  • Drinnan Way Rail Crossing
  • Fire Training Site
  • Fire Pager Replacement
  • Live Scanner RCMP
  • Transition Costs Disaster Services
  • Sound of Life Program (Fire)
  • One time projects:
    • Water Infilitration
    • Arena Snow Blower
    • Pool AutoScrubber

2013: Total Spent - $303,000

  • Quality of Life Program
  • Pedestrian Traffic Safety Education
  • Install Crosswalk Lights Robb and Mountain Street
  • Pedestrian Indicator Lights at 8 lighted crosswalks
  • Vehicle Stabilization kit for Fire Hall
  • Portable Rehab Shelter for Crash Sites
  • Emegency Ops Training
  • One time projects:
    • Hinton Kids for Success
    • Tree Planting on Highway 16
    • Street Signs Highway 16
    • Historic Markers
    • Spray Park Outdoor Shower

2014: Total Spent - $518,476

  • Quality of Life Program
  • Barrier Free Town Facilities
  • Install sidewalk at Macleod and Mountain Street bus stop
  • Partial Funding for Crisis Intervention training
  • Refurbish 8 driver feedback signs located at school crosswalk signs
  • People Savers Program for K to Grade 6
  • Defibrillators for Town Buildings
  • Installed Crosswalk lights at Mauer street Crosswalk
  • Install 30m of Guardrails each side of Eaton Drive off of Highway 16
  • Establish Fire Compliance Position (2 year trial)
  • Guard Rail Swanson/Switzer Drive
  • One time projects:
    • Installation of Historic Markers
    • Wrap up Play and Spray Park
    • Purchase FirePro2 Program
    • Proceed with Design for Potential weather/road surface conditions monitoring system
    • Purchase and Install Train Station Memorial Plaque

2015: Total Spent - $529,040

  • Community Grant Program
  • Stars Air Ambulance
  • Athabasca Riverfront Part Pilot Project
  • Refurbish 8 driver feedback signs located at school crosswalk signs
  • People Savers Program for K to Grade 6
  • Defibrillators for Town Buildings
  • Installed Crosswalk lights at Mauer street Crosswalk
  • Install 30m of Guardrails each side of Eaton Drive off of Highway 16
  • Establish Fire Compliance Position (2 year trial)
  • Guard Rail Swanson/Switzer Drive
  • Purchase FirePro2 Program
  • Proceed with Design for Potential weather/road surface conditions monitoring system
  • Green Square Enhancements
  • Town of Hinton 60th Anniversary
  • Install Passenger Unloading Lane off of Tamarack
  • One time projects:
    • Installation of Historic Markers
    • Wrap up Play and Spray Park
    • Purchase of Integrated Asset Managment Program
    • Purchase and Install Train Station Memorial Plaque
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ommunity Safety Initiatives with Photo Radar Proceeds

The Town of Hinton is currently looking for project ideas that will improve community safety and accessibility for everyone! For more information or to submit an idea for a project, please contact Infrastructure Services Director at 780-865-6043.