Traffic Calming Brochure

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					QUESTIONS?
                                                                                   NEIGHBOURHOOD
If you have any questions about traffic
calming, or wish to see traffic calming in your                                        TRAFFIC
neighbourhood, please contact:
     City of Campbell River, Operations
                                                                                    MANAGEMENT
               250-286-5745




Above: Curb bulges make it easier for
pedestrians to cross the road.                                                    C ITY   OF   C AMPBELL R IVER
Below: On street parking narrows the road
and slows down vehicles




                                                  For More Information Contact
                                                          Operations at:
                                                  Telephone: (250) 286-5745
                                                      Fax: (250) 286-5762

                                                                                                  For More Information
                                                    Visit the City’s Website at                 Visit the City’s Website at
                                                     www.campbellriver.ca                        www.campbellriver.ca
NEIGHBOURHOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT / TRAFFIC CALMING—CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER

WHAT IS TRAFFIC CALMING?                          WHAT ARE SOME TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES?     DOES THE CITY HAVE A POLICY ON TRAFFIC
                                                                                              CALMING?
Traffic calming is the combination of mainly      Some traffic calming measures are:
physical measures that mitigate the negative      • Raised crosswalks                         The City recently adopted the
effects of motor vehicle use by altering driver   • Raised intersection                       “Neighbourhood Traffic Management Policy”
behaviour and improving conditions for non-       • Speed humps                               and the “Neighbourhood Traffic
motorized streets users.                          • Textured crosswalk                        Management Procedures.”           These two
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF TRAFFIC CALMING?            • Curb bulges                               documents establish the goals of traffic
                                                                                              calming, the principles of traffic calming, a
                                                  • Curb radius reduction
Traffic calming general aims to achieve one of                                                process for traffic calming, and a toolbox of
                                                  • On street parking
the four goals:                                                                               available traffic calming measures that can
                                                  • Raised median island                      be applied throughout the community.
• Reduce vehicle speeds
                                                  • Traffic circle
• Discourage “through” traffic                                                                This policy and these procedures were
                                                  • Gateway median
• Minimize conflicts between street users                                                     adopted at Council on July 7, 2009.
                                                  • Partial closure
• Improve the neighbourhood environment
                                                  • Diagonal diverter
In general, traffic calming aims to improve the   • Intersection channelization
livability of a neighbourhood.                    • Raised median through an intersection
                                                  • Right-in /right-out island
                                                  • Traffic calmed neighbourhood sign
                                                  The selected measures depend on
                                                  neighbourhood consultation, and the needs
                                                  of all road users, including emergency
                                                  services, Transit and garbage collection.




                                                                                               WHAT STEPS ARE TAKEN WHEN TRAFFIC CALMING?

                                                                                               In response to traffic calming requests from
                                                                                               existing neighbourhoods, the City will:
WHERE DOES TRAFFIC CALMING APPLY?                                                              • Prioritize the request
                                                                                               • Initiate a study
Traffic calming only applies to local and
                                                                                               • Identify / quantify the problem
collector roads. Traffic problems on arterial
roads are managed through different                                                            • Develop a plan
processes.                                                                                     • Implement the plan