ABOUT THE PROJECT
As part of the Neighbourhood Streets Program, the 21 Street and 33 Avenue S.W. Block Improvement project will be implementing temporary traffic calming measures at the intersection of 21 Street and 33 Avenue S.W.
The area chosen for temporary improvements was identified by feedback we heard from the Community Association and residents along 32 Avenue S.W., along with other considerations such as policy and technical analysis.
The goals of this pilot project includes:
- Creating a partial access onto northbound 21 Street S.W. from 33 Avenue S.W. Only vehicles traveling westbound on 33 Avenue S.W. will be able to turn to travel north on 21 Street S.W. This traffic calming measure will also prevent vehicles travelling southbound on 21 Street S.W. from accessing 33 Avenue S.W.
- To reduce cut through traffic, a no right turn condition will be in place from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on southbound 20 Street at 32 Avenue S.W.
- Signage and street markings to help those travelling in the area understand upcoming traffic conditions.
- Community engagement to evaluate and understand the effectiveness and impacts of the temporary traffic calming measures put in place.
- Installation of permanent infrastructure in coordination with future Main Streets construction in the area, based on prioritization and available resources.
Map area showing location of changesBelow are the locations for temporary traffic calming measures that have been implemented. We are now seeking your input to evaluate and understand the effectiveness and impacts of the temporary traffic calming measures put in place.
By installing traffic calming curbs at the intersection of 21 Street and 33 Avenue S.W. vehicle access will be maintained to all homes, though depending upon origins and destinations some trip routes might be slightly changed.
Benefits of partial access:
- Decrease short-cutting and reduces volume of vehicles on street
- Provides all directions access for people walking and wheeling
- Retains vehicle access to all homes
- Maintains all existing curbside parking
Benefit of traffic calming curbs:
- Using traffic calming curbs to create the partial access allows The City to validate and test the impacts of this change with the community and make adjustments before installing permanent infrastructure.
- 21 Street and 33 Avenue S.W.
New signage will be installed to help road users understand upcoming traffic conditions and reduce cut through traffic.
Signs and locations:
- No left turn sign
- Eastbound 33 Avenue S.W. approaching 21 Street S.W.
- No right turn sign
- Southbound on 20 Street at 32 Avenue S.W. from 3:30 – 6 p.m. to reduce cut through traffic at peak times
- No through traffic sign
- Southbound installed on the traffic calming curbs at the intersection of 21 Street and 33 Avenue S.W.
- Southbound traffic on 21 Street at 32 Avenue S.W. to give drivers advance warning that there is no access to 33 Avenue S.W.
Engagement for phase 1 is now complete please see the What We Heard report for summary of the results.
Thank you for your time and input.
How do you feel about the changes we are piloting at these locations?
Based on the project goals stated above and your direct experience with these temporary/pilot measures we would like to hear your feedback to the following questions.
Following the public engagement permanent infrastructure will be installed in coordination with Main Streets’ work on 33 Ave S.W.
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