Traffic Calming Strategy

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We know how much traffic safety affects the quality of life for Innisfil residents just like you - that's why we're developing a traffic calming strategy. The strategy will blend the best, proven techniques with new, forward-thinking technologies, allowing us to address the community's traffic calming safety needs. We understand that this project impacts all of Innisfil and we want you to know that we're taking this project seriously - that's why we need all hands on deck. Staff are working with an external consultant (EXP Services) to gain insight, follow best practices, and create a focus for this project. But we also need to hear from the context experts, our residents - that means you.

What is Traffic Calming, Exactly?

Traffic Calming is the deliberate slowing of motor vehicle traffic on local roadways in a residential setting. Traffic Calming reduces the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alters driver behaviour, and improves conditions for non-motorized roadway users. Essentially, we want to protect people getting around town who are walking, biking, skateboarding, etc. Historically, Traffic Calming has been achieved, with varying success, by physical measures that include things like signs, landscaping, pavement markings, speed bumps, curb bump-outs, and more.

In preparing the strategy, there will be a review of the existing road network uses and demands, customer inquiries, speed data, and collision data.

This project includes:

  • A hotspot analysis to determine key locations for traffic calming measures
  • A review of traffic calming best practices and emerging technologies
  • A pilot program to evaluate recommended traffic calming measures
  • The preparation of a Design Guide for Traffic Calming
  • Recommendations of Policy updates and development
  • Preparation of a 10-Year Traffic Calming Program

Public Open Houses

Public input will be a key component of this project. We encourage you to subscribe for updates and opportunities by adding your email to the "follow project" widget on the right. Another way you can get involved is by participating in a Public Open House.

Public Open House #1 was held virtually on April 26, 2022, at 7:00 pm and included a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. A recording of the Public Open House is available on the Videos section of this page.

Comments from the public are requested by Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - share your thoughts using the Map Tool below.

Public Open House #2 is tentatively schedule for December 2022.


Project Background

The Town currently has a Traffic Calming Policy (Policy CP.09-13-13) adopted by Council in 2013 and updated as part of the 2018 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). For more information about Traffic Calming in Innisfil, visit Innisfil’s Traffic Calming webpage. The pilot program mentioned above will take place in 2022 and information will be posted on this webpage as details are finalized.

We know how much traffic safety affects the quality of life for Innisfil residents just like you - that's why we're developing a traffic calming strategy. The strategy will blend the best, proven techniques with new, forward-thinking technologies, allowing us to address the community's traffic calming safety needs. We understand that this project impacts all of Innisfil and we want you to know that we're taking this project seriously - that's why we need all hands on deck. Staff are working with an external consultant (EXP Services) to gain insight, follow best practices, and create a focus for this project. But we also need to hear from the context experts, our residents - that means you.

What is Traffic Calming, Exactly?

Traffic Calming is the deliberate slowing of motor vehicle traffic on local roadways in a residential setting. Traffic Calming reduces the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alters driver behaviour, and improves conditions for non-motorized roadway users. Essentially, we want to protect people getting around town who are walking, biking, skateboarding, etc. Historically, Traffic Calming has been achieved, with varying success, by physical measures that include things like signs, landscaping, pavement markings, speed bumps, curb bump-outs, and more.

In preparing the strategy, there will be a review of the existing road network uses and demands, customer inquiries, speed data, and collision data.

This project includes:

  • A hotspot analysis to determine key locations for traffic calming measures
  • A review of traffic calming best practices and emerging technologies
  • A pilot program to evaluate recommended traffic calming measures
  • The preparation of a Design Guide for Traffic Calming
  • Recommendations of Policy updates and development
  • Preparation of a 10-Year Traffic Calming Program

Public Open Houses

Public input will be a key component of this project. We encourage you to subscribe for updates and opportunities by adding your email to the "follow project" widget on the right. Another way you can get involved is by participating in a Public Open House.

Public Open House #1 was held virtually on April 26, 2022, at 7:00 pm and included a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. A recording of the Public Open House is available on the Videos section of this page.

Comments from the public are requested by Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - share your thoughts using the Map Tool below.

Public Open House #2 is tentatively schedule for December 2022.


Project Background

The Town currently has a Traffic Calming Policy (Policy CP.09-13-13) adopted by Council in 2013 and updated as part of the 2018 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). For more information about Traffic Calming in Innisfil, visit Innisfil’s Traffic Calming webpage. The pilot program mentioned above will take place in 2022 and information will be posted on this webpage as details are finalized.

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Traffic Calming Map

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Have Your Say!

The Traffic Calming 10-Year Program will include a list of locations in Innisfil where traffic calming projects are recommended. We want your input on what locations require traffic calming and why. 

You can use the Map Tool to do this. To start, click on the map or the “Go to Map” button. Click on the “ + “ icon to add and drag a pin, and then list your top 2 or 3 reasons why you feel traffic calming is needed there, including: 

  • Speeding
  • Increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Streetscape improvements
  • Increase access for all traffic modes
  • Reduce collisions
  • Reduce need for police enforcement
  • Reduce cut-through traffic
Page last updated: 10 May 2022, 05:09 PM