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 collector roadway to determine if Whitelaw Road between Paisley Road and Fife Road should be considered for further review of neighbourhood traffic management measures.

The following is a summary of the data collected:

Whitelaw Road between Paisley Road and Fife Road

  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 – The speed at which 85% of vehicles are travelling at or below

Whitelaw Road meets the criteria and has been identified as a candidate for further review of neighbourhood traffic management measures.


We want to hear from you!

 As part of the City’s review, we need to hear from the residents of Whitelaw Road to determine the level of support for a Neighbourhood Traffic Management review.  Please take a moment and provide us with your feedback and comments on whether or not you are in favour of the City commencing a Neighbourhood Traffic Management review on Whitelaw Road.  Responses must be received November 4, 2016. Staff would also appreciate any comments you would like to provide as they relate to traffic issues and traffic calming on Whitelaw Road.

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In order to continue with the Neighbourhood Management Traffic review process, we must receive a response to the survey from at least 60% of all the affected properties on this section of Whitelaw Road. Further, a minimum of 60% of those respondents must be in favour of a Neighbourhood Traffic Management review in order for the process to continue. If the minimum response rate of 60% of all properties is not met, the process will be stopped and a letter will be sent to all residents advising of the decision.

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Collection Notice: Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used in accordance with the provisions of MFIPPA.  Personal information on this form will be used for the purpose of assisting the City of Guelph in making a decision on the Whitelaw Road Neighbourhood Traffic Management review.   Any personal information such as name and address included in a submission from the public may become part of the public record. Questions regarding the neighbourhood traffic management review should be directed to 519-822-1260 extension 2043 or louis.wickline@guelph.ca. Questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information should be directed to the City of Guelph’s Access, Privacy and Records Specialist at 519-822-1260 extension 2605 or privacy@guelph.ca.

For more information

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