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National traffic safety trends show a dramatic increase in traffic-related deaths, with the first quarter of 2022 showing the highest number of deaths in two decades.

The City of Carlsbad's traffic safety emergency proclamation allowed us to focus increased resources and attention on the three Es of traffic safety, education, engineering and enforcement, using the framework of the Safer Streets Together Plan.

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  • Newsroom - 2022-10-25T105530.431

    Protecting Carlsbad Boulevard from sea level rise

    This week city staff reported the outcome of a grant-funded project to show how critical infrastructure could be protected from future sea level rise.

    04/26/2024 1:07 PM

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    Safe seaside strolling

    The improvements build on safety features already in place to support safe walking, biking and driving along our coastline.

    04/15/2024 1:51 PM

  • Traffic safety progress update

    Traffic calming explained (and how you can sign up)

    The city has a traffic calming program designed to address neighborhood concerns about speeding in Carlsbad.

    03/29/2024 9:33 AM

  • Newsroom - 2023-12-20T131808.169

    Be safe in the rain

    Please take precautions during heavy rain to stay safe, safeguard your property and protect the environment.


  • Newsroom - 2024-03-14T165829.597

    Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day responsibly: Designate a driver

    With the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations fast approaching, the City of Carlsbad Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by designating a sober driver - your lucky charm for a safe and enjoyable celebration.


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    Tamarack improvements making a difference

    On Tuesday night, the City Council decided to hold off on pursuing a long-term redesign of Tamarack Avenue, recognizing the effectiveness of existing traffic calming measures and responsibility of conserving funds for unknown future construction costs.

    02/29/2024 10:36 AM

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    Long-term redesign Tamarack Avenue discussed at City Council

    The Carlsbad City Council will discuss proceeding with a more long-term, permanent change to redesign Tamarack Avenue from Carlsbad Village Drive to Carlsbad Boulevard on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

    02/23/2024 8:48 AM

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    New striping, same rules of the road

    The city’s transportation staff presented an update to the City Council Tuesday on several projects, including the resurfacing and restriping of major east-west roadways.

    01/12/2024 12:59 PM

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    Preserved parking prioritized in Barrio

    Based on feedback from the community, the Carlsbad City Council selected curb extensions for two intersections in the Barrio.

    01/11/2024 9:11 AM

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    Have your say: Safe routes to school

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking public input on areas around two schools, Jefferson Elementary School and Sage Creek High School, where enhancements could be made for walking and biking routes.

    01/08/2024 12:48 PM

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    Barrio traffic circle update

    The Carlsbad City Council will receive an update on the Barrio traffic circle project and select a traffic calming option for Palm Avenue and Harding Street, and Magnolia Avenue and Madison Street, on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5 p.m.

    01/04/2024 6:08 PM

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    Coastal crosswalks under construction

    Safety enhancements are underway on crosswalks along Carlsbad Boulevard, an area that is a hot spot for injury collisions.

    01/04/2024 6:00 PM

  • Newsroom - 2023-01-23T121849.240

    Six strategies for safe holiday driving

    Carlsbad may not get snow, but this week’s forecast calls for flurries of holiday traffic and swells of shoppers.


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    Addressing DUIs

    With holiday parties ramping up, it’s an important time to plan ahead, so everyone gets home safely.

    12/08/2023 12:07 PM

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    Grant targets illegal alcohol use

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department has been awarded a $40,520 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community. The grant is one of nearly fifty awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcohol P

    11/29/2023 12:18 PM

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    Traffic safety tips and excellence award

    This holiday season, please give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go and remember to keep an eye out for more people on our roads, especially if it’s raining.

    11/17/2023 11:34 AM

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    Bike valet at Carlsbad Village Faire

    The City of Carlsbad is hosting bike valet services for the Carlsbad Village Faire on Sunday, Nov. 5.

    10/27/2023 12:11 PM

  • Newsroom - 2023-05-03T134328.519

    Injury collisions down

    City staff provided an update to the City Council Tuesday recapping was accomplished during the 12-month traffic safety emergency that ended Sept. 8 and a preview of what’s still to come.


  • Newsroom - 2023-10-13T090110.356

    Road construction questions answered

    Driving around Carlsbad, you’ve likely come across crews repaving and restriping several of our major east-west roadways.


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    Safer streets - repaving, restriping

    Road repaving and restriping continues this week on major east-west roadways in Carlsbad, as part of our overall efforts to encourage safer use of our streets.

    10/09/2023 8:22 AM

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