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Council approves new reduced speed school zones

Guelph, Ont., May 24, 2017—Last night, Guelph City Council approved the addition of new reduced speed school zones, and a recommendation to request changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Council did not approve a staff recommendation to change current 30 km/h school zone speed limits to 40 km/h. “The Ontario Highway Traffic Act only allows municipalities to use time and date specific reduced speed limits where installed signs have flashers or are motorized—a very expensive option to implement City-wide,” noted Allister McIlveen, Manager of Transportation Services for the City. “We’re pleased that Council accepted our recommendation to request that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation change the Highway Traffic Act to allow for the addition of time and date information as tabs below other types of… Continue reading Council approves new reduced speed school zones

Whitelaw Road Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review open house materials, February 6, 2018

The final proposal for the Whitelaw Road Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review has been shared with community members. Now we need to hear from neighbourhood residents to determine if there is support to continue on with the process. If you live in the neighbourhood, are you in favour of the final proposal for neighbourhood traffic management measures on Whitelaw Road? Your opinion and comments will determine if this process continues. Comments can be submitted until Friday, March 16, 2018 at https://guelphengagement.polldaddy.com/s/whitelaw-road-neighbourhood-traffic-management-review-4  Proposed traffic management features Open house February 6, 2018 The following materials were shared at the open house: Open house display information [PDF 1MB]  2018 Whitelaw Road Comment Sheet [PDF 396kB] Comments are no longer being accepted on material from this open house. Open house March 29, 2017 The following… Continue reading Whitelaw Road Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review open house materials, February 6, 2018

Whitelaw Road – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

The City of Guelph Neighbourhood Traffic Management Policy was developed to address resident traffic concerns and outlines our procedures for initiating, reviewing and implementing neighbourhood traffic management plans. In 2015, a Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review was initiated on the section of Whitelaw Road between Paisley Road and Fife Road when 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 18th, 2016 and April 24th, 2016.  Data was collected 24-hours per day over a 7 day period. The data collected was applied to the City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review criteria for a… Continue reading Whitelaw Road – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

Eastview Road – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

The City of Guelph Neighbourhood Traffic Management Policy was developed to address resident traffic concerns and outlines our procedures for initiating, reviewing and implementing neighbourhood traffic management plans. In 2015, a Traffic Management review was initiated on the section of Eastview Road between Victoria Road and Watson Parkway when 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 Eastview Road using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between November 2nd, 2015 and November 8th, 2015.  Data was collected 24-hours per day over a 7 day period. The data collected was applied to the City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review criteria for a collector… Continue reading Eastview Road – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

Grange Street – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

In 2013, a Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review was initiated on Grange Street between Stevenson Street and Victoria Road after the City received concerns from residents about the speed and volume of traffic in the area. To begin the review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Grange Street using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between November 9th, 2013 and November 15th, 2013.  Data was collected 24-hours per day over a 7 day period. The data collected was applied to the City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review criteria for a collector roadway to determine if Grange Street between Stevenson Street and Victoria Road should be considered for further review of neighbourhood traffic management measures. The following is a summary of the data… Continue reading Grange Street – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

Woodland Glen Drive – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

In 2011, a Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review was initiated on Woodland Glen Drive between Downey Road and Stone Road after the City received concerns from residents about the speed and volume of traffic in the area. To begin the review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Woodland Glen Drive using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). Data was collected 24-hours per day over a 7 day period.  At that time, the vehicle speeds and volume met the criteria set out in the City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review policy.  Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints; staff were not able to proceed with the process. Subsequently, traffic speed and volume data was collected annually between 2014 and 2016 to monitor the travel patterns along Woodland Glen Drive.  The… Continue reading Woodland Glen Drive – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

Kortright Road East – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

In 2015, Transportation Services staff initiated a review of the traffic speeds and volumes on Kortright Road East between Gordon Street and Sweeney Drive.  As part of this review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Kortright Road using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between October 26, 2015 and November 1, 2015.  Data was collected 24-hours per day over the 7-day count period. The data collected was applied to the City’s council approved Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review criteria for a local roadway to determine if Kortright Road between Gordon Street and Sweeney Drive should be considered for potential neighbourhood traffic management measures (i.e. traffic calming). Based on the collected data, Kortright Road meets the criteria established in the policy, and… Continue reading Kortright Road East – Neighbourhood Traffic Management Review

Provide comments on traffic calming design options for Downey Road on June 23 and 28

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