In May 2018, the town initiated a study on potential traffic calming options for school zones on major collector and minor arterial roadways. In total, the project will treat 20 school sites located across the town.
On June 19, 20 and 21, 2018 we held information sessions to gather public input and discuss ideas, concerns and potential treatments for the 20 school zones that are included in the study.
If you were not able to attend any of the meetings in person, we'd still like to hear from you and we welcome your input via email.
Town of Oakville
Traffic calming is a measure available to the town that can be used to mitigate speeding in instances where higher speeds have been observed and conventional methods of speed deterrence, such as enforcement and education, have not been effective. Some examples of include line markings, radar speed display signs, speed cushions and roundabouts.
To initiate a traffic calming process a candidate location must first satisfy Warrant 1 – 85th Percentile Speed. Warrant 1 is obtained following a 48-hour speed survey conducted either in the spring and/or fall.
Warrant 1 requires 15 per cent of motorists to be driving at a speed greater than:
If Warrant 1 is met, locations will first receive a Radar Speed Display Sign (RSDS) unit. If speeds remain above the threshold after the RSDS is removed, the location then qualifies for line markings. If line markings are already present, the town will directly proceed to implement physical traffic calming measures.
Three roadways qualified for physical traffic calming in 2017.
Through the public consultation process, residents voted in favour of the proposed physical traffic calming. Speed cushions were selected as the most appropriate measure for both Ridge Drive and Pinegrove Road and will be implemented on both roadways during summer 2018.
Great Lakes Boulevard traffic calming study is currently underway. Proposed treatments include raised centre median, curb extension, pedestrian crossover and roundabout. The study is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
Detailed information about Traffic Calming Process Update and Speed Limit Review can be found on the April 25, 2016, Community Services Committee agenda.
If you have any questions regarding the traffic calming program, or wish to initiate a request please contact:
Traffic Technologist Town of Oakville
Engineering and Construction Department
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3397