Whitelaw Road – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

The Whitelaw Road 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 Whitelaw Road Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review will focus on the section of White Road between Fife Road and Paisley Road. See the Map tab for a visual of this area.

Timeline

The review began in March 2017, and the City expects to finish the review and make a recommendation of proposed changes to Council in 2018.

Any costs for approved changes to Whitelaw Road would be included future budgets.

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 Whitelaw Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

In 2015, a Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review was initiated on the section of Whitelaw Road between Paisley Road and Fife Road 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 Whitelaw Road using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between April 18 and 24, 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 collector roadway to determine if Whitelaw Road between Paisley Road and Fife Road should be considered for further review of neighbourhood traffic management measures.

Whitelaw Road met the criteria for a Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review.

The following is a summary of the data collected:

Whitelaw Road between Paisley Road and Fife Road
Criteria 85th Percentile Speed* Traffic Volume
Automatic Traffic Recorder Data 61 km/h 2,677 vehicles per day
Criteria Required to Consider Further Review must be greater than or equal to 60 km/h Traffic volume must be greater than 2,000 vehicles per day
Meets Neighbourhood Traffic Review Criteria (Yes/No) Yes Yes

*85th percentile speed is the speed at which 85 per cent of vehicles are travelling at or below

For more information

Map of area under review

The Whitelaw Road Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review will focus on the section of White Road between Fife Road and Paisley Road.
Shows section of Whitelaw Road that the traffic review will apply to, between Fife and Paisley roads.

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.

Louis Wickline, C.E.T., Traffic Technologist II
Transportation Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2043
louis.wickline@guelph.ca