The City’s Traffic Calming Policy provides a framework for the identification and prioritization of neighbourhood traffic calming requirements, as well as the process for implementing temporary, interim and permanent traffic calming measures in a cost effective manner that involves the participation of local residents and businesses. Traffic calming measures are reviewed to address location specific concerns or incorporated into comprehensive neighbourhood-wide transportation plans.
A number of neighbourhoods and areas have been identified for the creation of new plans, updates to existing plans, or integration into larger comprehensive transportation plan programs. Each of the programs includes a multi-phase engagement process with local residents, businesses and representative groups to identify key issues and concerns, and provide feedback on proposed measures prior to being presented to Council for approval. The full engagement process is outlined at the launch of each program.
Since late 2016, staff have been working on a number comprehensive neighbourhood transportation plans that incorporate traffic calming measures. This work is intended to update existing plans to better meet the current issues and pressures within each neighbourhood, as well as identify improvements for all modes of travel (walking, cycling, taking transit, vehicle movement) to address issues of safety, livability and connectivity within the community. As each of these plans is updated, the revised documents will be available.
For more information on each of the planning programs click on the links below.
Implementing the Plans
Improvement and measures identified within each of the plans are neighbourhood-wide or site-specific, and implemented through a variety of methods including:
- Local Area Service improvements
- City-wide capital and operating budgets for maintenance/replacement
- City-led projects using grants and other funding opportunities
- Future development
Full implementation timelines within each plan is dependent on a number of factors including capital plan allocation, size and scale of developments in the neighbourhood, and prioritization with other neighbourhood improvements identified throughout the city.