Neighbourhood Traffic Concerns
The City of Edmonton supports livable and healthy communities. As Edmonton continues to grow, additional demands are placed on the existing transportation network. The Transportation Master Plan seeks to appropriately mitigate the impacts of the transportation network on existing and future residential communities.
To avoid congested arterial roadways, some motorists use local roadways to cut through neighbourhoods. As a result, communities may experience increased traffic volumes, traffic noise, shortcutting and higher traffic speeds. When local traffic patterns change, residents often raise concerns regarding the safety and quality of life in their neighbourhood.
Where traffic concerns are minor or isolated the City can work to improve the issue by:
- Building awareness in the community
- Enforcing traffic laws
- Improving traffic control signs and signals
More complex community wide traffic concerns and issues that impact the entire neighbourhood are addressed within a Community Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) CTMP’s have a vital public participation process outlined in the Public Participation Guidelines for The Community Traffic Management Process.
If You Have Community Wide Traffic Concerns
Talk to your neighbours first, and then approach your community league to discuss your concerns. If the community agrees there is a neighbourhood wide issue, get their support to initialize the CTMP process by organizing an Expression of Interest, signed by a minimum 25% of household units within the area of concern. The request should also include a letter of support from your Community League or representative community association.
The Expression of Interest is required to begin a CTMP because it helps raise public awareness of the transportation issues in the community and ensure residents are engaged in the CTMP process. When a signed Expression of Interest is complete and you are ready to proceed call the Edmonton Foundation of Community Leagues (EFCL) at 780-437-2913 or email email@example.com.
If You Have Specific Traffic Concerns
If your concern is specific to a street or intersection, call 311 to report the issue.
Find out how the City works with EPS, Community Leagues and citizens to address residential speeding concerns.
Get more information about how the City addresses traffic noise in Edmonton.
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