Victoria Ave. traffic calming open house April 13

Residents are invited to a drop-in open house to review proposed traffic calming measures for Victoria Ave.

Date: Thurs. April 13

Time: 5:30-7:30 (drop in any time during this period)

Place: Room 305, City Hall

Residents along Victoria Ave. should have received a letter (below) from the city outlining the results of traffic studies, and proposed measures for traffic calming.

Letter: March 31, 2017 Victoria Avenue Traffic Calming Letter

Traffic Calming Map: Victoria Avenue Traffic Calming Map

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Ever notice how there is public consultation on this initiative but when the obstacles were installed on New Street and several feeder streets in response to the belated realization of the effects of the New Street Fiasco there was NONE!?!?!

  2. “Traffic calming”–only a bureaucrat could have designed that term. Has anyone at City Hall actually watched the Goldring Obstacle Course in actual operation? Here’s what happens–the driver slows for the bump then speeds up above the posted limit to make up for the slowdown. At a rumoured $4000 per installation, these are not only ineffective but a complete waste of money.

  3. Is all of this really necessary? The speed bumps on George and Courtland are silly and hard to see in the dark. Could they at least follow the design of the ones on Leighland? Those have the yellow marker standing upright in the middle, which is very helpful on snowy nights. Speed bumps cause deceleration and acceleration which wastes gas and increases pollution. Admittedly a small amount, but just as bad as idling.

    • Rob, I will ask about the yellow marker. Yes, the bumps on these streets were necessary – ask the residents who live there! And the traffic studies bore out the fact people are speeding creating a hazard.

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