The City receives many requests for traffic calming, and prioritizes the requests based on a number of factors. Some factors considered include:
- Number of drivers speeding
- Average daily traffic volumes
- Number of collisions
- Is the area in a school zone?
- Are parks or playgrounds nearby attracting pedestrians?
The City will proceed with the top priority neighbourhood requests based on available budget.
What types of traffic calming are available?
The range of traffic calming measures can include:
- Speed humps
- Traffic circles
- Curb bulges
- Raised crosswalks
- Right-in / right-out islands
The actual measures selected are based on neighbourhood consultation and consultation with other road users, including the Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service, the RCMP, Watson and Ash (local BC Transit operator) and Emterra (garbage contractor). The City endeavors to please as many groups as possible.