Categories: Traffic

Traffic calming not required (for now) Ghent Ave, west of Hager

Residents on Ghent Ave, between Brant (West side) and Hager report this stretch of road is becoming increasingly used as a thoroughfare with increased traffic flow on a daily basis, as well as during peak morning morning and afternoon “rush hour” periods.
Staff have previously reviewed this area, collecting traffic data in 2015 and 2016. The results of both studies indicated traffic calming measures were not warranted.
However, staff is in the process of creating a pavement marking plan to install a yellow centerline with a white parking line on the south side to help promote slower speeds. These markings should be installed in the fall.
This section of Ghent Avenue is currently scheduled for a minor reconstruction in 2019. Staff will determine if any traffic operational improvements such as lane width reductions or road narrowings can be included within the road works. Once the roadway has been finished, staff will re-review the traffic calming warrant to determine if any additional measures are required.
Residents are encouraged to report speeding concerns to the police to request enforcement here: Traffic Complaints Police use these reports to help plan spot enforcement areas.
Marianne Meed Ward

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