Traffic Calming

The City of Greater Sudbury selected three streets to be part of a pilot project to install and monitor the impact of temporary flexible bollards as a traffic calming measure. The goal of the pilot project was to measure the impact flexible bollards have on vehicle speeds and determine if they can be used as an effective traffic calming device to help improve road safety. Three locations across Greater Sudbury were chosen because they were identified as having the greatest need for traffic calming due to recorded vehicle speeds and volumes. Recently, the City of Kingston completed a similar pilot project and found that vehicle speeds were reduced by 8 to 10 km/h where the bollards were installed.

The locations of the bollards were chosen to try to minimize the impact on accessing driveways and the availability of on-street parking.

During the pilot project, staff will conducted traffic studies to determine the effectiveness of the bollards and survey area residents to measure their satisfaction. Please fill out the survey below as we prepare to evaluate the results of the project.

The City of Greater Sudbury selected three streets to be part of a pilot project to install and monitor the impact of temporary flexible bollards as a traffic calming measure. The goal of the pilot project was to measure the impact flexible bollards have on vehicle speeds and determine if they can be used as an effective traffic calming device to help improve road safety. Three locations across Greater Sudbury were chosen because they were identified as having the greatest need for traffic calming due to recorded vehicle speeds and volumes. Recently, the City of Kingston completed a similar pilot project and found that vehicle speeds were reduced by 8 to 10 km/h where the bollards were installed.

The locations of the bollards were chosen to try to minimize the impact on accessing driveways and the availability of on-street parking.

During the pilot project, staff will conducted traffic studies to determine the effectiveness of the bollards and survey area residents to measure their satisfaction. Please fill out the survey below as we prepare to evaluate the results of the project.

  • Results of the studies and a summary of the survey will be presented to the Operations Committee during 2022 with a staff recommendation on whether to expand the program to other areas of the city.

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