A neighbourhood traffic review begins with an initial community meeting, typically held between January and June, to engage area residents and hear about their transportation concerns. The Transportation Division then adds this feedback to existing data (i.e. previously reported concerns), and proceeds to collect data, such as traffic volumes, speed and pedestrian studies, and site observations. The data is compiled, reviewed and a list of recommendations is generated. The traffic plan, including signage and traffic calming measures, is presented to residents at a second meeting (typically held between September and December of the same year). Following the second meeting, the plan is finalized and presented to Committee/Council.
Once a plan is finalized, the measures are implemented:
- Signage may be installed as early as the spring or summer after the report is finalized (pedestrian crosswalks, no parking, stop and yield, speed signs)
- Traffic calming measures may be temporarily installed as early as the spring or summer after the report is finalized, until proven effective. If proven effective, the measures will be installed permanently when funding is available.
- Sidewalks or any other permanent measures may be installed when funding is available.