Saskatoon Buses Get Cameras

It looks like all new buses in the Saskatoon transit system will be going ahead and getting cameras installed in them.  Since the summer of 2006, there has been a pilot project in place with cameras on buses.  The purpose of this, is to curb inappropriate behaviour and violence on the transit systems.  Personally I have only occasionally used the public transit system in Saskatoon but was surprised to hear some of the things that go on in it from a friend who is a bus driver.  He said that several times over the past couple of years people have tried to physically assault him as well there is an abundance of inappropriate behaviour.

In major cities like London, they have an extensive network of camera’s throughout the city as well as on all public transportation.  This has played a huge role in the reduction of crime in their city.  I definitely believe that this is a step in the right direction for the safety and security of our city.  Saskatoon is experiencing a huge amount of growth right now and what that means is that there is an abundance of people relocating to our city.  To help foster the growth of our city we need to be sure it is as safe as possible.  With the recent increases in the Saskatoon real estate market many people are starting to looking in more affordable areas as well.  These areas traditionally have had a higher crime rate.  Many of these people are young families just getting in the Saskatoon real estate market for the first time.  We need to be sure these areas are safe for these new families moving to these Saskatoon neighborhoods.

Read the entire article at the Star Phoenix.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

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