What is it?
Traffic controlling devices used to reduce speed and/or volume of vehicular traffic on neighbourhood streets.
This can include:
Local and Collector Roads
Speed humps: Eaton Street, Eagleview Way, Prince Charles Street, Tanners Drive
Roundabouts: Danby Road and Barber Drive East, Danby Road and Barber Drive West
Centre medians (Islands): Main Street South (Georgetown), Maple Avenue
Curb extensions (bump outs): Argyll Road, Oak Street, Charles Street & Park Avenue
Oversize Speed Signs: Churchill Road South
Vehicle Activated Traffic Calming Signs: Mountainview Road, River Drive, Main Street North (Georgetown), Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3)
Pavement markings, gateway features and oversize speed signs: Trafalgar Road (Regional Road 3)
Why is it incorporated on our roads?
- Increases safety and livability in the neighbourhood.
- Reduces negative impacts of motor vehicles in high-traffic areas.
- Increases driver awareness of street functions (which reduces vehicular speed).
- Discourages non-local traffic from traveling through a neighbourhood.
- Encourages public involvement in traffic calming activities.
- Reduces conflicts between various street users, including motorists, cyclists, pedestrian and others.
For more information please see the Traffic Calming Protocol.