ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City is proposing the installation of traffic calming curbs throughout the community of Erin Woods this summer. They will increase the visibility of pedestrians crossing the street and narrow the road so that drivers will be encouraged to slow down. We are also proposing a new bike lane and shortening one of the playground zones.
Throughout the project The City will be consulting with the community to determine whether or not they feel safer after the construction of the proposed traffic calming plan. The pilot is expected to last until 2018; at that time the project will be re-evaluated to determine the future of the pilot.
This project began with a request from the community of Erin Woods to address concerns about pedestrian safety and speeding throughout the community. The Traffic Calming Policy helps us determine what traffic calming devices to use to increase pedestrian safety and decrease the speeds of vehicles travelling through an area. This was an opportunity to use new traffic calming curbs that were developed by The City to see how effective they are as a temporary and low-cost traffic calming device.
More information about the project can be found on the project page.
BEFORE & AFTER
Some of the traffic calming measures that have been put in place through the pilot are show below.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Next event: Community Event
On Saturday, May 6 we are hosting a community event to collect feedback on the Erin Woods Traffic Calming Pilot Project. You will have the opportunity to share your feedback on the pilot so far, ask the project team questions and participate in a community event that will include street painting.
The north side of Erin Woods Boulevard S.E. will be closed to vehicles between Erin Dale Crescent and Erin Woods Drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Two-way traffic will be detoured to the south side of Erin Woods Boulevard S.E. to keep access open to the community.
If you are unable to attend the event, or wish to provide your feedback online, please see below until May 29.
WHAT WE HEARD 2015/2016
Thanks to everybody who provided input. We asked for your input on things like the location and appearance of traffic calming measures. The What We Heard Report is now available.
- Some revisions to the design will be made based on feedback from the community. Updated designs will be posted online and construction of the traffic calming plan will take place in August 2016.
- In the summer of 2017 The City will connect with the community again to see if the perception of safety has increased due to the installation of the traffic calming plan, and whether any of the traffic calming curbs should be removed as they aren’t as effective as anticipated.
- In August 2018 The City will connect with the community again to see if the perception of safety has increased or not. Their feedback will help determine whether or not the traffic calming should be replaced with permanent ones or removed.