Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review

The Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review is intended to address local resident concerns about traffic speeds and volumes. The review will include looking at possible measures for mitigating traffic concerns, and collecting community feedback on proposed measures.

The neighbourhood traffic management review applies to the entire length of Pine Ridge Drive. See the Map tab for an overview of this area, including a description of existing traffic conditions.

Timeline

The review begins in September 2017, and the City expects to finish the review and make a recommendation of proposed changes to Council in early fall 2018.

Costs for approved changes to Pine Ridge Drive would be included in the 2019 budget, and begin to be implemented sometime in 2019.

Visit the Updates tab below for news, progress and timing updates.

Community input

Community consultation is part of the neighbourhood traffic management review. Look for opportunities to get involved and provide comments under the Updates tab below.

About the Pine Ridge Drive Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

In 2016, a Neighbourhood traffic management review was initiated on Pine Ridge Drive after the City received concerns from area residents about the speed and volume of traffic in this area.

To begin the review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Pine Ridge Drive using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between October 24 and 30, 2016.  Data was collected 24-hours a day over a seven-day period.

The data collected was applied to the City’s neighbourhood traffic management review criteria for a local roadway to determine if Pine Ridge Drive should be considered for further review of neighbourhood traffic management measures.

Pine Ridge Drive met the criteria for a neighbourhood traffic management review.

The following is a summary of the data collected:

 Data collected 85th Percentile Speed*
(the speed at which 85 per cent of vehicles are travelling at or below)
Traffic Volume
Automatic Traffic Recorder Data 54 km/h 1,133 vehicles per day
Criteria Required to Consider Further Review must be greater than or equal to 55 km/h Traffic volume must be greater than 900 vehicles per day
Meets Neighbourhood Traffic Review Criteria (Yes/No) No Yes

Map of area under review

The neighbourhood traffic management review covers the entire length of the Pine Ridge Drive.

Map shows the area of the review as the entire length of Pine Ridge Drive

Current traffic conditions

  • Stop signs on both ends of Pine Ridge Drive at Farley Drive
  • Stop signs at Pine Ridge Drive on Lowes Road, Elderberry Court and Jenson Boulevard, and both ends of Oakridge Crescent and Periwinkle Way, at Pine Ridge Drive
  • No parking anytime along the southwest curve of Pine Ridge Drive
  • Existing unsigned parking restrictions:
    • No parking within 9.0 metres of an intersection
    • No parking within 1.0 metre of a driveway
    • No parking within 3.0 metres if a fire hydrant
    • No parking on or over a sidewalk
    • No parking 2 a.m.–6 p.m. December 1-March 31
    • 48-hour maximum on-street parking April 1-November 30

About Neighbourhood Traffic Management Reviews

The Neighbourhood Traffic Management Policy was developed to address traffic concerns and outlines our procedures for initiating, reviewing and implementing neighbourhood traffic management plans.

This policy specifically applies to local and two-lane collector streets in primarily residential neighbourhoods. The policy does not apply to arterial or four-lane collector roads.

The City receives requests to review neighbourhood traffic to address issues such as speeding, traffic short-cutting through residential neighbourhoods, and concerns for the safety of more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and those with accessibility issues.

When a request is received, the City reviews it to see if it meets the policy criteria for a potential review. Where a review is warranted and supported by those living in the affected neighbourhood, the City consults neighbourhood residents to develop a traffic management plan to address concerns. The plan may incorporate both traditional traffic control techniques such as signs or pavement markings, or physical ‘traffic calming’ measures such as road narrowing and landscaping.

To learn more or to request a review for your neighbourhood, visit our How Can We Help You page and look under Traffic control, street lights, signs and signals for Neighbourhood traffic management.

For more information

Julie Tot, Traffic Technologist II
Transportation Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2048
julie.tot@guelph.ca