Safety and Traffic

Your safety is important to us. For signal and sign repair/maintenance inquires, please contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 or ServiceOakville@oakville.ca.

To report a non-emergency safety concern, request additional traffic control devices or to request more information about an item listed below, please contact the Traffic Engineering at 905-845-6601, ext. 3307 or 3340 or ServiceOakville@oakville.ca.

  • Requests for traffic controls (stop signs, traffic signals, pedestrian signals, turn restrictions, traffic calming, school crossing guards)
  • Traffic safety issues (speeding, collision history)
  • Traffic operational issues (road congestion, traffic volumes, capital program)
  • On-street parking regulations
  • Traffic signage and pavement markings
  • Traffic signal operations
  • Traffic counts throughout the town to monitor traffic volumes
  • Speed education and awareness program
  • Pedestrian crossovers
Road construction signs

Road construction signs

Road network review

The town owns and operates approximately 1,900 kilometres of roadways and 122 signalized intersections. Heavy truck traffic is restricted on some roads. Open the following maps for details:

The town is responsible for crossing guards, traffic signals, street signs and pavement markings. To ensure that the local roadway network operates as safely and efficiently as possible, a periodic review of key traffic characteristics such as volumes, levels of service, collisions and operating speeds is performed to monitor performance levels and identify problem areas.

Traffic volumes

Traffic volume data consists of intersection turning movement count and mid-block 24-hour volume data. Traffic volumes at various locations within the town are measured at approximately 300 locations per year through Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) and Turning Movement Count (TMC) programs.

Open the Traffic Volumes Map (pdf) for a summary of daily traffic volumes on both town’s and regional roadways. More information on traffic volume data at specific intersections and mid-blocks can be found in the town's interactive Traffic Count Map.

Traffic signals

A Signalized Intersection Level of Service (LOS) review is used as a first step to review traffic operations to determine whether a location is operating at acceptable levels during the critical afternoon peak hour of travel. Open the Signalized Intersection LOS Map (pdf) for LOS information for the peak afternoon hours at a number of intersections.

Collisions

The town maintains a vehicle collision database based on motor vehicle accident report information provided by the Halton Regional Police Service. The database is used to review road safety at both an overall road network level and at a local site-specific level. Open the Network Screening Summary Map (pdf) for locations identified in 2011 as having the highest potential for safety.

Traffic speeds

Traffic speeds at various locations in Oakville are measured through the speed studies program. This program typically involves 60 to 70 studies per year and is based mainly on reports of speeding from the public. The Speed Studies Summary Map (pdf) shows current speed study information. This information often feeds into the town’s Traffic Calming program.

Pedestrian Safety

The town developed the Pedestrian Safety Program to address safety issues and establish where and what type of pedestrian crossings are needed throughout town. Through the program, the town identified over 170 locations that are candidates for a pedestrian crossing. The 10 priority locations for 2018 were selected based on budget and in an effort to ensure pedestrian crossings are provided in neighbourhoods throughout town.