Refer to the Traffic Calming Guidelines at Ottawa.ca.
Temporary Traffic Calming Options
Traffic calming measures currently considered as part of the Temporary Traffic Calming Measures Program are the following:
- Speed display devices (permanent or temporary)
- Pavement markings such as, but not limited to, speed limits, “School/École”, “Slow/Lent”
- Flexible centreline signage
- Cycling delineators
- Warranted Gateway Speed Limit Signs (40 km/h or 30 km/h)
- Community entrance signage
- Permanent “Slow Down for Us” signage
- Planters on local streets to create chicanes
- Flexible posts to create bulb outs or chicanes
- Warranted Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs).
The delineators are installed at the edge of the bulb-out to provide a vertical treatment and give drivers a lane-narrowing effect / perception by creating “friction” elements at the sides of the road. The painted cycle-friendly bulb-outs are horizontal projections of curbs into roadways that also provide a narrowing effect of the road and allows spaces for cyclists to ride over or through it.
The delineators are removed in the fall and reinstalled in the spring.
Currently there are (or will be) painted bulb-outs at the following streets:
- Saville Row
Thermoplastic is a type of paint marking. A student area will be painted on Woodroffe Ave.