Gateway Speed Limit in Bay Ward Neighbourhoods
I have heard the concerns of many residents about the speed of vehicles on local streets. They find that 50 km/hr is too fast. Many communties have requested that the speed limit be lowered to either 40 or 30 km/hr. Following consultations with communities and I put forward a motion to City Council to have the local speed limit reduced in eight areas in Bay Ward. The motion was passed on June 9, 2021 and the following neighbourhoods will have gateway speeds of 30 or 40 km/hr. The Britannia area was previously passed by City Council.
- Britannia – 40 km (scheduled June 11, 2021)
- Woodpark – 30 km (currently 40 km)
- Carlingwood – 30 km
- Glabar Park – 30 km
- Queensway Terrace North – 30 km
- Woodroffe North east of Woodroffe – 30 km
- Woodroffe North west of Woodroffe – 30 km
- Ambleside – 30 km
Gateway signage will be installed this summer 2021 and the summer of 2022. Plans need to be created to for all new signs and the removals of old ones.
I have also heard from many residents who recommended that the speed on Sherbourne be reduced to 40km from 50km. On June 9th, 2021, I put forward a motion to have the speed limit reduced, this motion also passed.
Britannia Road Flex Stakes
Last year flex stakes were installed on Britannia Road as a traffic calming measure. This year the City can’t install them because of a construction projects on Britannia Road over the summer:
- Retaining Wall Renewal Project:
- “currently the plan is to go to construction for this project this spring/summer, 2021. Construction is estimated to be about 60 days in duration. The construction zone is expected to be slightly north of Skuce Private to just short of Carling Avenue. ”
- Storm Water Management:
- “At this present time, construction of the drainage improvements on Britannia Road are expected to take place between late July and December of this year. Although the work is relatively minor in nature, this site is included in a package of multiple other sites, thus the construction window is an estimate and relatively large.”