Pickford Road Temporary Traffic Calming Pilot Project

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

In 2021, the City began a program of installing temporary traffic calming pilot projects to test and assess various methods for managing vehicle traffic and increasing the comfort of all users.

The City designed and implemented temporary traffic calming measures for approximately 90 days, then used feedback and evaluation to determine whether the measures were effective.

Each pilot project is intended to improve comfort and safety, and to help the neighbourhood and the City clarify concerns, assess the effectiveness of various approaches and determine whether a similar measure should be implemented permanently at that location, or not.

In September 2021, Colwood Council resolved to make the temporary speed cushions on Pickford Road permanent. See the Latest News below for more details.



The discussion forum is now closed. Many of your neighbours shared their thoughts about the impact these temporary measures have on your neighbourhood. Read the report to Council on August 30, 2021.

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

In 2021, the City began a program of installing temporary traffic calming pilot projects to test and assess various methods for managing vehicle traffic and increasing the comfort of all users.

The City designed and implemented temporary traffic calming measures for approximately 90 days, then used feedback and evaluation to determine whether the measures were effective.

Each pilot project is intended to improve comfort and safety, and to help the neighbourhood and the City clarify concerns, assess the effectiveness of various approaches and determine whether a similar measure should be implemented permanently at that location, or not.

In September 2021, Colwood Council resolved to make the temporary speed cushions on Pickford Road permanent. See the Latest News below for more details.



The discussion forum is now closed. Many of your neighbours shared their thoughts about the impact these temporary measures have on your neighbourhood. Read the report to Council on August 30, 2021.

  • Council makes Pickford Road traffic calming permanent

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    Thank you to the many neighbours who shared their thoughts about the recent Traffic Calming Pilot Project on Let’sTalkColwood.ca.

    As noted in our letters on April 8 and 21, 2021, the City of Colwood conducted a temporary traffic calming pilot project this summer by adding speed cushions before and after the Galloping Goose crossing on Pickford Road. The cushions are intended to slow drivers down on this wide section of roadway and give pedestrians and cyclists an extra measure of safety when crossing on the Galloping Goose.

    The traffic calming pilot project was in place for approximately 90 days and evaluated on an ongoing basis as neighbours shared their views by joining the conversation on LetsTalkColwood.ca.

    A summary of the community input received was presented to Council on August 30, 2021. Not all, but most of the community comments regarding the speed cushions felt they resulted in reduced vehicle speeds in the area. Others called for additional actions, such as signs and lighting to increase visibility and clarify how cyclists should use the crossing.

    As a result, Council resolved to make the speed cushions permanent and to explore options for signs and lighting that clarify cyclist use of the crossing and increase safety in the area.

    Other areas of concern that were identified through the pilot project have also been noted. You may be interested to know that sections of Kelly Road and Hagel Road are both included on Council’s list of priority routes for scoping and design of new sidewalks.

    The community’s input into this summer’s four traffic calming pilot projects has helped to clarify concerns, assess the effctiveness of various approaches and guide decisions about permanent improvements in Colwood neighbourhoods.

    We are grateful for the healthy discussion as the City continues to work with you and your neighbours to explore options for increasing the comfort and safety of neighbourhoods.

  • Pickford Road Traffic Calming measures installed

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    City staff have reviewed, scoped and assessed how cars, bikes and pedestrians use Pickford Road between Kelly Road and Mt. View Avenue and will work to reduce vehicle speeds to increase safety, particularly at the Galloping Goose crossing. To do this:

    Speed cushions will be installed before and after the Galloping Goose crossing.

    The cushions will slow drivers down on this wide section of roadway and give pedestrians and cyclists an extra measure of safety when crossing on the Galloping Goose.

    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 temporary measures not accepted will be removed. We'll be evaluating it on an ongoing basis over the 90 days with your input.

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