Traffic Calming coming to CLEARMEADOW BLVD.
Change our driving habits by changing our environment has been a theme you will see around our Ward 6 neighbourhoods. Armitage Village, Summerhill South and now Summerhill North are entering the third year of traffic calming bollards in order to encourage residents on our local streets to slow down. Through this Pilot Project in Ward 6, the Traffic Calming Bollards will be going town wide in the coming days. Thank you to all Ward 6 residents for your patience in trying something new.
Each pilot location has proven to lower speed on these streets, and reduce high speed and/or street racing in these areas. In addition has brought attention to make changes in our street environments in order to solve speed, volume, and safety concerns. For example new traffic signage, line painting, crosswalk enhancements, NEW Stop Signs and increased enforcement by York Regional Police.
Ward 6 Traffic Calming Pilot project locations...
2016 Sandford Street between Savage Road and Mulock Drive.
2017 Sandford Street between Savage Roads and Mulock Drive
Sawmill Valley Drive (Terry Fox School)
Savage Road (Armitage Village School)
2018 Clearmeadow Blvd between Bathurst and Warner Cres.
Sandford Street between Savage Road and Mulock Drive
To learn more about Ward 6 road safety projects visit kellybroome.ca or follow these links…
Furthering Road Safety for Ward 6
Solar Speed Boards
You may have noticed an increased presence of Solar Speed Boards in our neighbourhoods. We have doubled the locations and are reporting quarterly with speed and volume trends. York Regional Police are also included in this data collection in order to alert them to areas of concern. The Speed Boards are a visual traffic calming measure but also collect data to allow our traffic team to learn about speed hot spots and car volume.
Our speed MGMT website will share this data on quarterly bases and share last years results.
York Regional Police reminds us that we have tool to help improve road safety like Road Watch. ROAD WATCH is a community-driven program that provides citizens with a means to report aggressive or unlawful driving behaviour. Instances of speeding, unsafe lane changes, disobeying traffic lights and running stop signs are some types of behaviors that qualify for a ROAD WATCH submission. Learn more…
If you see an impaired driver, street racing or other behaviour that is an immediate danger to human safety, please call 9-1-1.
Once again safer roads requires police and our community to work together to ensure that motorists, cyclists and pedestrians feel safe and secure on our roadways.
By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve results for Ward 6 together.