The Downey Road traffic calming construction open house was held May 18, 2017. The following materials were shared at the open house: Open house information package [PDF 182kB] Construction design illustration [PDF 1MB] About the project The City is building traffic calming infrastructure on Downey Road to help address concerns from local residents about traffic speeds and community safety along Downey Road. The City completed the Downey Road Transportation Improvement study to identify the appropriate roadway classification of Downey Road and identify options to reduce speeding and enhance the pedestrian and cyclist experience on Downey Road. Council approved five of the six the recommendations of the Downey Road Transportation Improvement study in September 2016. Council did not approve the recommendation for a roundabout at Niska… Continue reading Downey Road traffic calming construction open house information
January 10, 2017 The City is planning improvements to Downey Road from Woodland Glen Drive to Teal Drive as part of efforts to implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. Improvements will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming measures. The City deferred the 2013 Downey Road repaving project to gather more community feedback after local residents expressed concerns about traffic speeds and community safety along Downey Road. The City hired Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. to conduct a thorough transportation study of Downey Road. The objectives of the study included assembling and reviewing transportation data for the Kortright Hills West community in order to: Estimate the traffic implications for the road classification of Downey Road under various scenarios: closing Downey Road to thru-traffic; downgrading… Continue reading Update on the Downey Road transportation improvement study
The City of Guelph is accepting comments on three proposed traffic calming options for Downey Road. To provide comments, please complete the following steps: Review the presentation from the June 2016 workshop Review the participant handbook from the June 2016 workshop to view the three traffic calming options Complete the Downey Road online survey by midnight on July 13, 2016 For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study visit guelph.ca/construction.
Community to evaluate traffic calming features June 23 and 28 Guelph, Ont., June 20, 2016—The City of Guelph is hosting community workshops on June 23 and 28 to present three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road. Residents are invited to comment on their preferred option and evaluate traffic calming features. “Based on public feedback and extensive traffic analysis, the City is ready to present the community with conceptual design options and preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road,” says Allister McIlveen, the City’s manager of Transportation Services. “The design options address the traffic and safety concerns raised by local residents while meeting the needs of drivers, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists.” The Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study aims to implement the Council-approved Cycling… Continue reading City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops
The City of Guelph is holding two public workshops in June to gather further public input on Downey Road corridor improvements. Join us for one of two identical workshops to view and provide your comments on design concepts. Thursday, June 23 6:30–8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School gymnasium, 23 Ptarmigan Drive Tuesday, June 28 2–4 p.m. City Hall meeting room 112, 1 Carden Street At the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to: Hear an overview of feedback received from workshop 1 about the preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road View three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road Discuss and evaluate preferred traffic calming design options For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study visit guelph.ca/construction. Allister McIlveen, Manager Transportation… Continue reading Provide comments on traffic calming design options for Downey Road on June 23 and 28
Design workshop sessions on May 18 and 19 open to all Guelph residents Guelph, Ont., May 10, 2016—The City has started an in-depth study to examine traffic patterns, neighbourhood resident concerns, and active transportation options for improvements to Downey Road. The City is hosting two sessions for the project’s first design workshop on May 18 and 19. Interested residents will be able to review and comment on proposed design and traffic calming options at the sessions. Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. is conducting the Downey Road transportation improvement study on behalf of the City. The study aims to address local concerns about traffic volumes and speed, and implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. The study’s recommendations will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming… Continue reading City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor
In response to concerns from residents who believe removing on-street parking could lead to more traffic and speeding, Guelph City Council will discuss plans for Downey Road during a meeting on July 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. Continue reading Downey Road bike lanes postponed