ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City installed traffic calming curbs throughout the community of Erin Woods in September 2016. They increase the visibility of pedestrians crossing the street and narrow the road so that drivers are encouraged to slow down. We have also installed new bike lanes and shortened 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.
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT
On Saturday, May 6 we hosted a community event to collect feedback on the Erin Woods Traffic Calming Pilot Project. The Erin Woods community shared their feedback on the pilot so far, asked the project team questions and participated in a fun community event that included street painting. Input was also received online.
The below online input form is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.
WHAT WE HEARD 2015/2016
Thanks to everybody who provided input. We asked for your input on what you think of the traffic calming pilot thus far. All input is now being compiled and analyzed. An updated What We Heard Report will be available soon.
- Some revisions to the design were made based on feedback from the community. Updated designs were posted online and construction of the traffic calming plan took place in summer 2016.
- In May 2017, The City connected 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. Your input will be used in evaluating the effectiveness of the traffic calming measures, and in determining if any changes need to be made.
- 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.