Traffic Calming Results Mixed
Posted by auroracitizen on November 12, 2008
Good News! A report has been issued about the traffic calming measures in the Northeast quadrant of town. The skinny is that traffic counts are generally down, but the chicanes don’t seem to be effective.
Council has taken the initial step to install some speed cushions along Mark Street, but referred the balance to the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.
One of the early criticisms of these measures was that all members of the public hadn’t been consulted. Hopefully now the broader public will have the opportunity to engage with this committee versus just a few interested residents.
Another question that needs to be addressed is, “What happened to the traffic that was cutting through this neighbourhood, and what has the impact of that change been to other residents?” Hopefully someone will provide some insight on this issue.
Traffic is like water, it goes to the path of least resistance. Since Yonge and Wellington hasn’t been fixed, one has to wonder if the traffic has just become a problem for another neighbourhood.
This is a good news story. In fact, even the Mayor is quoted as stating “We want to remain open and transparent as we mover forward on this.”
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