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Neighbourhood Traffic Review program recognized by APEGS

For immediate release: March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

The City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Review (NTR) program has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Project Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). The award recognizes accomplishments in engineering and/or geoscience.

The NTR program, established in 2014, addresses transportation related concerns like speeding and pedestrian safety on a neighbourhood-wide basis. The City works collaboratively with neighbourhood residents to develop recommendations for improvement.

“Prior to the program, we addressed traffic concerns on a case by case basis, which was not sustainable and issues were not always addressed in a timely fashion,” says Jay Magus, Acting Director of Transportation. “This award recognizes the engineering accomplishments of the team that deliver the NTR program are a significant achievement.”  

Neighbourhood meetings, data collection, traffic reviews and recommendations are typically completed within a year. Recommended traffic calming measures are installed on a temporary basis to determine their effectiveness.

Since 2014, the NTR program has:

  • Completed 50 neighbourhood traffic reviews (11 neighbourhoods are scheduled for 2019)
  • Held 90 community meetings to develop transportation plans
  • Made nearly 1,100 recommendations for transportation related improvements
  • Spent $4,062,000 on traffic calming measures, pedestrian safety devices and program delivery

The City would like to thank residents, the Saskatoon Police Service, Community Associations, School Boards and Great Works Consulting for their partnerships.

The Transportation Engineering team will accept the award at the APEGS Awards Banquet in May.