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 will be 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 too, 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 inquires, speed data, and collision data.

This project will include:

- 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 input will be a key component of this project. We encourage you to subscribe for updates and opportunities by clicking "Follow Project."


Project Background

The Town currently has a Traffic Calming Policy (Policy CP.09-13-13) that was 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 FAQs webpage. The pilot program mentioned above will take place later this year 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 will be 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 too, 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 inquires, speed data, and collision data.

This project will include:

- 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 input will be a key component of this project. We encourage you to subscribe for updates and opportunities by clicking "Follow Project."


Project Background

The Town currently has a Traffic Calming Policy (Policy CP.09-13-13) that was 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 FAQs webpage. The pilot program mentioned above will take place later this year and information will be posted on this webpage as details are finalized.

Page published: 12 March 2021, 07:17