Thu, 02 Mar 2023
On February 27, Town Council received an update on the town’s Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Program. The progress report summarizes the town’s achievements over the last year and the ongoing work planned in 2023 to ensure Oakville’s residential streets are safe for all road users of all ages.
The Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Program, approved by Council at the October 18, 2021 meeting, features six components which aim to address speeding and aggressive driving in Oakville’s residential neighbourhoods and enhance safety, each complementing the other to support the overall program: traffic calming, pedestrian crossovers (PXOs), Community Safety Zones (CSZ), Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE), 40 km/hour speed limit (reduced default speed limit) pilot initiative and Vision Zero.
Key accomplishments for 2022:
The town’s workplan for 2023 will build on these successes and continue to implement a range of initiatives aimed at achieving safer residential roads, including:
Education and ongoing engagement with the public will continue to be a critical aspect of the program, to promote safer driving, cycling and pedestrian behaviour in residential areas and reduce speeding and aggressive driving.
Staff will also provide annual updates to Council and the public on the program’s ongoing initiatives and key milestones.
Review item #10.1 in the February 27, 2023 Council meeting agenda to learn more or visit the Speeding and Traffic Calming page.
“The town’s Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Program emphasizes Council’s commitment to a safe and livable Oakville. Whether you walk, cycle, or drive, this program helps to promote both safer driving and pedestrian behavhour. The town will continue to engage with residents and community partners to identify areas of concern and to develop and enhance strategies tailored to the unique needs of various neighbourhoods. We thank our community for also keeping road safety top of mind and playing an active role to support this important program.”
Mayor Rob Burton