The City supports livable and healthy communities. As the City grows, demands are placed on the transportation network. The Transportation Master Plan seeks to mitigate the impacts of the transportation network in all communities.
Congested arterial roadways result in some motorists cutting through neighbourhoods. Communities may experience increased traffic volumes, noise, and speeds. When local traffic patterns change, residents often raise concerns about the safety and quality of life in their neighbourhood.
Minor or isolated traffic concerns can be improved by:
- Building awareness in the community
- Enforcing traffic laws
- Improving traffic control signs and signals
Complex traffic issues that impact the entire neighbourhood are addressed within a Community Traffic Management Plan. These plans have a vital public participation process outlined in the Public Participation Guidelines for The Community Traffic Management Process.
Neighbourhood Wide Traffic Concerns
- Talk to your neighbours first.
- 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 Community Traffic Management Plan 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 Community Traffic Management Plan because it helps raise public awareness of the transportation issues in the community and ensure residents are engaged in the Community Traffic Management Plan process.