Traffic Calming Workshops for Calm Streets PTBO

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As part of Phase 2 of the Calm Streets PTBO traffic calming pilot study, the City of Peterborough will be hosting virtual public workshops in January for residents of each of the three areas where traffic calming opportunities are currently being considered.  

The workshops will:

•           Introduce Calm Streets PTBO

•           Discuss traffic issues identified in the neighbourhood

•           Gather feedback on potential traffic calming opportunities

•           Answer questions from the community

Individuals must register to attend a virtual workshop on the Connect Peterborough project page www.connectptbo.ca/trafficcalming.

The workshops are intended for individuals who live, work, or own property in the study area; however, they are open for anyone who wants to attend regardless of where they live in the community.

The meetings will take place on the following dates for each study area listed below:

Whitefield Drive, Golfview Road, and Silverdale Road Study Area

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Highland Road Study Area (between Chemong Road and Fairbairn Street)

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

High Street Study Area (between Lansdowne Street and Sherbrooke Street)

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.

Individuals who cannot participate online are invited to contact the project coordinator by phone at 705-742-7777 ext. 1749 or email calmstreetsptbo@peterborough.ca to provide input.

Background

Phase 2 of the Calm Streets PTBO traffic calming pilot study involves assessing current conditions in each study area as informed by conversations and input from residents and then applying the City of Peterborough’s Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy to produce a Traffic Calming Plan specific to each neighbourhood.

Public input is essential to the success of the project. Public engagement over the course of the project will include a public survey that took place in November and December 2021, online workshops, and outreach from the Calm Streets PTBO ambassador team.

The Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy, which was developed through the first phase of the Traffic Calming Study, provides the City with a formal method of receiving and evaluating traffic calming requests as well as providing a menu of potential solutions for addressing traffic calming concerns. These solutions are intended to ease traffic concerns through physical changes such as roadway modifications, signs and pavement markings, and/or behavioural changes such as education and enforcement.

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