Riverside Drive Traffic Calming

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Traffic calming measures have been requested on Riverside Drive, from Regent Street to Broadway Street. City staff have done technical traffic studies that show traffic calming may be suitable for this location.


Traffic calming is a technique to reduce the impacts of traffic on neighbourhoods and public facilities such as parks, community centres and school areas. Traffic calming is used to:

  • improve neighbourhood livability
  • increase road user safety
  • implement crime prevention programs through road closures and one-way streets
  • promote urban redevelopment

In areas that can benefit from traffic calming, there are a number of devices that can be used. These include, but are not limited to:

  • signage
  • curb extensions
  • traffic circles
  • raised median islands
  • raised crosswalks or intersections
  • speed humps
  • raised medians

Many factors must be considered when considering the appropriate traffic calming device. Traffic calming devices can help to reduce vehicle speeds, volume of traffic and road user conflicts. However, they can create delays, require police enforcement to be effective, restrict access and increase maintenance time for snow clearing, garbage collection and more.

We want to hear from you!

The next step in the process is to determine whether or not to proceed with a traffic calming plan. Please take a moment to respond to the short survey below, or fill out the paper copy that was mailed to your home. Responses must be received by [date]. One response per household please.

In order to proceed with developing a traffic calming plan, we require:

  • a response from at least 50 per cent of the households of Riverside Drive.
  • at least 60 per cent of respondents to be in support of developing a traffic calming plan.

If you have additional comments on the challenges or opportunities for the street, or just have questions about the project, you can also add them below.

Thank you for your cooperation and participation. We will advise you of the outcome of this survey and provide you with the details of any future engagement.

Traffic calming measures have been requested on Riverside Drive, from Regent Street to Broadway Street. City staff have done technical traffic studies that show traffic calming may be suitable for this location.


Traffic calming is a technique to reduce the impacts of traffic on neighbourhoods and public facilities such as parks, community centres and school areas. Traffic calming is used to:

  • improve neighbourhood livability
  • increase road user safety
  • implement crime prevention programs through road closures and one-way streets
  • promote urban redevelopment

In areas that can benefit from traffic calming, there are a number of devices that can be used. These include, but are not limited to:

  • signage
  • curb extensions
  • traffic circles
  • raised median islands
  • raised crosswalks or intersections
  • speed humps
  • raised medians

Many factors must be considered when considering the appropriate traffic calming device. Traffic calming devices can help to reduce vehicle speeds, volume of traffic and road user conflicts. However, they can create delays, require police enforcement to be effective, restrict access and increase maintenance time for snow clearing, garbage collection and more.

We want to hear from you!

The next step in the process is to determine whether or not to proceed with a traffic calming plan. Please take a moment to respond to the short survey below, or fill out the paper copy that was mailed to your home. Responses must be received by [date]. One response per household please.

In order to proceed with developing a traffic calming plan, we require:

  • a response from at least 50 per cent of the households of Riverside Drive.
  • at least 60 per cent of respondents to be in support of developing a traffic calming plan.

If you have additional comments on the challenges or opportunities for the street, or just have questions about the project, you can also add them below.

Thank you for your cooperation and participation. We will advise you of the outcome of this survey and provide you with the details of any future engagement.

  • Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments will become part of the public record with the exception of personal information.

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