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What is Calm Streets PTBO?

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Calm Streets PTBO is the project name for the City of Peterborough's new Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy. The  Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy is intended to aid the municipality in identifying and prioritizing eligible locations for traffic calming and provide guidance on the application of traffic calming measures.

The policy is intended to improve safety, especially for more vulnerable roads users like pedestrians and cyclists, and reduce aggressive driving behaviour in local neighbourhoods to improve liveability. Accordingly, traffic calming is intended for use on existing and future Local Streets, Low Capacity Collectors, and High Capacity Collectors in residential neighbourhoods within Peterborough.

 

Frequently asked questions

 Where can I find more information about the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy?
The Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy was approved by City Council in May of 2021. The policy document was created in conjunction with five pilot projects, one in each ward of the City. Additional information on these pilot projects as well as on the policy can be found at connectptbo.ca/trafficcalming.
 What locations are eligible for Neighbourhood Traffic Calming?
All locations are eligible for some type of traffic calming measures. Physical traffic calming measures are only available for local roads, low capacity collector roads, and high capacity collector roads which pass the initial screening criteria. Arterial roads and other roads which do not pass the initial screening criteria are restricted to education and enforcement measures only. The map of arterial and collector roadways can be used to determine what type of measures are appropriate for your street.
What type of Traffic Calming measures are available?

Traffic calming measures are broken down into 9 different categories:

  1. Vertical deflection
  2. Horizontal deflection
  3. Roadway narrowing
  4. Surface treatment
  5. Pavement markings
  6. Access restrictions
  7. Gateways
  8. Shared spaces
  9. Enforcement and education

The Traffic Calming Toolbox provided in the Appendix A of the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy details the measures available and any restrictions which may apply to your neighbourhood.

 What is the process once I've requested a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study?

A study request goes through a seven-stage process. The two documents linked below detail the process and the assessments must go through.

The Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study Process provides an overview of the seven steps each request has to go through before a permanent solution is installed in your neighbourhood.

The Detailed Process provides additional details on the process. Any questions concerning the process can be directed to calmstreetsptbo@peterborough.ca.

  Requesting a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study

How do I submit a request for a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study?
 There are three methods available to submit a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study request: 
  1. The preferred method is to register and use the online form at connectptbo.ca/trafficcalming. This link also contains additional information about the traffic calming policy and process, as well as examples of previous traffic calming projects.
  2. Email the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study request form to calmstreetsptbo@peterborough.ca
  3. Print and mail the completed Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study request form to the following address:

City of Peterborough Traffic Department

Municipal Operations Center

791 Webber Avenue

Peterborough, ON

K9J 8N3

Do I need a petition or multiple requests to get my street on the list for a study?

A single request is all that is needed to initiate a study request. Additional requests for the same location will be referred back to the original request.

 List of Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study Requests
A map of ongoing studies can be found on the Traffic Calming Study Locations on the ConnectPTBO website.
Traffic Calming Study Requests
LocationYearStudy StatusTraffic Calming Measures Implementation Status
Franklin Drive  2020 (Pilot project location) Completed Temporary measures installation in-progress
Auburn Street and Dunlop Street 2020 (Pilot project location) Completed Temporary measures installation in-progress
Sherburne Street, Morrow Street, and Montgomery Street 2020 (Pilot project location) Completed Temporary measures installation in-progress
Romaine Street between George Street and Monaghan Road 2020 (Pilot project location) Completed Temporary measures installation in-progress
Westridge Boulevard and Cherryhill Road 2020 (Pilot project location) Completed Temporary measures installation in-progress
Whitefield Drive, Golfview Road, and Silverdale Road 2021 (Pilot project location) Pre-planning To be determined
High Street between Sherbrooke Street and Lansdowne Street 2021 (Pilot project location) Pre-planning To be determined
Highland Road between Fairbairn Street and Chemong Road 2021 (Pilot project location) Pre-planning  To be determined
Lansdowne Street between Lock Street and River Road South 2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered
Monaghan Road between Parkhill Road and Lansdowne Street 2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered
Heritage Trail, Voyageur Street, Settlers Ridge 2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered
Marsdale Drive between Ashburnham Drive and Foxmeadow Road 2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered
Gilmour Street between Monaghan Road and Park Street 2021 Initial Screening Ongoing To be determined
Frances Stewart Road, Cunningham Boulevard, Scollard Drive 2021 Initial Screening Ongoing To be determined
Bonaccord Street between Monaghan Road and Park Street 2021 Initial Screening Ongoing To be determined
Young Street between Braidwood Avenue and King George Street  2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered
Carnegie Avenue between Cumberland Avenue and Heritage Trail 2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered
High Street between Chamberlain Street and Lansdowne Street 2021 Initial Screening Ongoing To be determined
Ireland Drive between Brealey Drive and Ravenwood Drive 2021 Initial Screening Ongoing To be determined
Edison Avenue between Monaghan Road and Park Street 2021 Initial Screening Ongoing To be determined
Parkhill Road between Brealey Drive and Chandler Crescent 2021 Initial Screening Completed Education and enforcement options being considered

 

What if my request for physical traffic calming measures is denied?
The Traffic Calming Toolbox details educational and enforcement measures which are available at locations which do not qualify for physical traffic calming measures.