Traffic Management Guide available for review by Oshawa residents

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Published December 6, 2021 at 4:16 pm

Oshawa residents are invited to review and comment on a proposed Traffic Management Guide for the city.

The Draft Neighbourhood Traffic Management Guide identifies new processes for selecting the most appropriate traffic management tools for residential city streets based on best practices from comparable cities and input received from the community. It also established policies for prioritizing streets, finds best practices for designing safe roadways in new neighbourhoods, provides a “toolbox” of traffic management measures that can be used to improve traffic safety; and sets policy for where 40 km/h areas and Community Safety Zones should be.

Residents can provide input by completing a feedback form at Connect Oshawa, where there is also an online presentation.

“Community feedback on the draft is important to ensure that the proposed traffic calming process is straight forward and that potential calming measures reflect community preferences,” said Mayor Dan Carter, a sentiment echoed by Councillor Rick Kerr, who chairs the Community Services Committee. “No one knows your street like you do.”

Residents can also request a paper version of the Draft Neighbourhood Traffic Management Guide, presentation slides and/or feedback form by contacting Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular business hours.

“The Draft Neighbourhood Traffic Management Guide not only provides best practices and processes for improving traffic safety in our city, but also includes a clear process for community members to have their traffic safety concerns addressed,” said Councillor Derek Giberson, Vice-Chair of the Community Services Committee. “It is important that this process works … particularly as we consider changes that hold potential to make our neighbourhoods safer.”

For more information, visit the Neighbourhood Traffic Management Guide webpage.

Feedback will be received until noon January 24, 2022 and will be reviewed and considered in updates made to the final Neighbourhood Traffic Management Guide.

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