Mt. View Avenue Temporary Traffic Calming Pilot Project

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Colwood is committed to involving residents in increasing the comfort and safety of their neighbourhoods.

Beginning in 2021, the City will be installing temporary pilot projects to test and assess various methods for managing vehicle traffic and increasing the comfort of all users.

The City will design and implement a temporary traffic calming measure for approximately 90 days, then remove it. Feedback and evaluation will determine whether the measures were effective.

Each pilot project will help the neighbourhood and the City clarify concerns, assess the effctiveness of various approaches and determine whether a similar measure should be implemented permanently at that location, or not.


Pilot traffic calming measures on Mt. View Avenue:

City staff have reviewed, scoped and assessed how cars, bikes and pedestrians use Mt. View Avenue to assess methods for reducing vehicle speeds and increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists. To do this:

Three speed cushions will be installed at regular intervals along the length of Mt. View Avenue.

The speed cushions will require that drivers slow down, increasing the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as well as the comfort of the neighbourhood.

90-Day Timeline: This traffic calming measure will be implemented within the next four weeks. It will remain in place as a trial for approximately 90 days, and then it will be removed. We'll be evaluating it on an ongoing basis over the 90 days with your input.

Help evaluate this pilot project by joining the discussion below: Share your thoughts about the impact these temporary measures have on your neighbourhood. The input you provide here will be critical in helping Council determine whether a permanent solution is needed and what steps will be taken next.

Colwood is committed to involving residents in increasing the comfort and safety of their neighbourhoods.

Beginning in 2021, the City will be installing temporary pilot projects to test and assess various methods for managing vehicle traffic and increasing the comfort of all users.

The City will design and implement a temporary traffic calming measure for approximately 90 days, then remove it. Feedback and evaluation will determine whether the measures were effective.

Each pilot project will help the neighbourhood and the City clarify concerns, assess the effctiveness of various approaches and determine whether a similar measure should be implemented permanently at that location, or not.


Pilot traffic calming measures on Mt. View Avenue:

City staff have reviewed, scoped and assessed how cars, bikes and pedestrians use Mt. View Avenue to assess methods for reducing vehicle speeds and increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists. To do this:

Three speed cushions will be installed at regular intervals along the length of Mt. View Avenue.

The speed cushions will require that drivers slow down, increasing the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as well as the comfort of the neighbourhood.

90-Day Timeline: This traffic calming measure will be implemented within the next four weeks. It will remain in place as a trial for approximately 90 days, and then it will be removed. We'll be evaluating it on an ongoing basis over the 90 days with your input.

Help evaluate this pilot project by joining the discussion below: Share your thoughts about the impact these temporary measures have on your neighbourhood. The input you provide here will be critical in helping Council determine whether a permanent solution is needed and what steps will be taken next.

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  • Exploring options for Mt. View Avenue

    2 months ago
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    What works well about the temporary speed cushions installed on Mt. View Avenue? Are vehicle speeds reduced? Do fewer vehicles choose this route? Does it feel safer to walk? Are there noise implications? What other approaches could be considered?

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