A push for better protection for pedestrians and cyclists could soon see more speed on green cameras at intersections across the city.

The topic came up at a recent Police Commission meeting and the Manager of the CPS Strategic Communications Section, Kevin Brookwell, says they discussed traffic strategies and automated enforcement.

“One of the discussions that came up is that now that we’ve had these programs in place, we’re looking at enhancing those programs,” said Brookwell.

Police are looking at whether the cameras can be employed in non-traditional places, like problem intersections and neighbourhoods and busy inner-city or secondary roadways.

“We can't be everywhere all the time so if there is an opportunity to use automated enforcement in some intersections or some areas of the city, we want to know where those are, we want to identify those and if we can, look at automated enforcement, that’s something we’re looking at,” said Brookwell.

So far this year, three people have been struck and killed while crossing Calgary streets.

According to police statistics, the intersection at 17th Avenue and 4 Street S.W. is one of the city's highest pedestrian collision intersections.

Over the past 15 years, 45 people have been hit at this intersection.

Police say the plan to install more cameras is still preliminary and that a traffic safety study will need to be conducted to determine what kinds of cameras would be used and which intersections are most in need.

Some pedestrians say more fines aren't the answer and that motorists and pedestrians need to change their behaviors.

“I tend to be of the mindset that you look before you cross anyway and you gotta be cautious as a pedestrian because there are people in big metal boxes so I think the onus, after a certain point, is on you to be aware and for drivers to be aware as well whether or not there are signs,” said Erin Dingle.

Mike Robinson used to live in Calgary and says driving is still the most popular mode of transportation here.

“I live in Vancouver after 30 years in Calgary and I walk to work. I only use the car on the weekend. I live in a city that has bike lanes and traffic calming is the norm, and from my perspective, Calgary is probably ten or fifteen years behind the times when it comes to adopting new modes of inner-city moving around,” said Robinson.

Police say all they have asked for so far, is a report to see if the idea is feasible as an enhancement to the current enforcement strategy.

There are currently 47 intersections in Calgary that are equipped with the photo radar cameras.