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 consulted with the community to determine whether or not they feel safer after the construction of the proposed traffic calming plan. The pilot ran from early 2016 until late 2018.

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.


Erin Woods Blvd and Erin Dale Cres

Erin Woods Blvd and Erin Dale Cres

Erin Woods Blvd

Erin Woods Blvd and Erin Woods Drive

Phase One

In June 2016 the traffic calming plan for Erin Woods was shared with the community, at an open house and through an online survey and mapping tool. Participants indicated that they supported the locations selected for traffic calming. Participants also shared concerns about the safety of people walking, cycling and driving in the community. To see what information was presented during the Phase One open house, please view the display boards. A summary of feedback and the verbatim comments received is available in the Phase One What We Heard Report.

Phase Two

In May 2017 a community event was held in Erin Woods, to gather feedback on the pilot so far and to paint the bike lane buffer on the north side of Erin Woods Boulevard. An online survey was also available for the month of May. Participants shared feedback on things like cycling, how the traffic calming curbs are working and whether the feeling of safety has improved or not. A summary of feedback and the verbatim comments received is available in the Phase Two What We Heard Report.

Phase Three

As the traffic calming plan has been in place for two years, we are now evaluating how well it worked. We will evaluate each of the locations to determine whether they should be made permanent, left in place, redesigned, or be removed. Your feedback, along with data collected throughout the project, will help us make these decisions.

A copy of the presentation from the workshop on November 28, 2018 is available here. Please review this presentation prior to filling out the questions below.

Please note: The opportunity for feedback will open Friday, November 30, 2018.


PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Please tell us what is and is not working well with the traffic calming plan by answering the questions below. When responding to questions please be as specific as possible about the locations you are referring to.

Use the map below, and the following links to answer questions one through four:

Link for question two

Link for question three

Link for question four

​This map shows the location of all 10 traffic calming measures installed as part of pilot. Use this map to answer question 1 below.

This map shows the location of all 10 traffic calming measures installed as part of pilot. Use this map to answer quesiton 1 below.

To determine what locations within the traffic calming plan are working well we would like to know what you think of each location. A copy of the traffic calming plan is provided below if you are not familiar with each of the locations.

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It is possible that we could convert the painted bike lane on Erin Woods Boulevard into a protected bike lane. The existing bike lane and parking lane would switch places. The new protected bike lane would be against the existing curb. A new curb would be built between the bike lane and the parking lane. The travel lane for people driving would not change. Please see the images below for an example of what this would look like.

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A new bike lane is being proposed for Erin Woods Dr. SE. between Erin Woods Park and 52nd St SE.

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Another change that we are proposing is the removal of the “No U-turn” sign on Erin Woods Boulevard, just west of 36 Street S.E. Making u-turns legal at this location will assist people who are trying to access the Petro Canada gas station while travelling westbound on Erin Woods Boulevard.

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NEXT STEPS

In November 2018, the last phase of engagement will take place. Feedback collected during this phase of the project will help us determine the future of the pilot.

The information gathered in this last phase of engagement will help to develop a final plan for these traffic calming measures which will be reported back on in 2019.