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Edmonton carried out a pilot program in four city neighbourhoods to combat traffic congestion and shortcutting through local neighbourhoods.

Traffic shortcutting is an issue in many communities and residents are expressing concerns about safety and quality of life.

City Council has heard these concerns, and in response, has asked the City to explore a streamlined process to address localized and emerging shortcutting and speeding issues.

Project History & Outcome

March 23, 2016

The project staff presented a report on this traffic shortcutting pilot to City Council’s Transportation Committee, who accepted the report with the following motions:


Traffic management measures were generally well accepted by residents and are to remain in place.


Traffic management measures to stay in place with the possibility of further conversations about traffic management to take place in advance of Neighbourhood Renewal in 2018.

Ormsby Place

Motion: That the existing traffic management measures including the signs banning through movements at the intersection be left in place.


Motion: That the existing speed bumps on 94B Avenue in Ottewell be removed.

Report to council (items 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)


Four Edmonton communities were chosen to take part in a pilot project based on resident concerns regarding traffic volume and speeding:
  • Crestwood
  • Newton
  • Ormsby Place
  • Ottewell

A report summarizing the public’s feedback, including the feedback gathered during the January and February 2016 public meetings in Ormsby Place, Crestwood, Ottewell and Newton, the before‐and‐after traffic data and internal stakeholder feedback was reported to City Council on March 23, 2016.

The lessons learned as outlined in the City Council report will impact the development of a City policy for Community Traffic Management in 2017.

For More Information

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