Calm Streets PTBO

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Project Overview

The City of Peterborough launched the “Calm Streets PTBO” initiative in 2020. Through this initiative, a new Traffic Calming Policy and Toolkit were developed to guide how City staff consider requests for traffic calming measures made by residents on Local Streets, Low Capacity Collectors, and High Capacity Collectors in residential neighbourhoods within Peterborough. The Traffic Calming project also resulted in a Toolkit (or menu) of solutions that the City will consider for use in Traffic Calming projects.

City Council met on May 25th and approved the Traffic Calming Policy and the Phase 1 Pilot Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study Plans which included five sites across the City. The City has initiated the Phase 2 Pilot Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Studies in three additional areas:

  • High Street between Sherbrooke Street and Chamberlain Street
  • Highland Road between Fairbairn Street and Chemong Road
  • Whitefield Drive/Golfview Road/Silverdale Road

Project Overview

The City of Peterborough launched the “Calm Streets PTBO” initiative in 2020. Through this initiative, a new Traffic Calming Policy and Toolkit were developed to guide how City staff consider requests for traffic calming measures made by residents on Local Streets, Low Capacity Collectors, and High Capacity Collectors in residential neighbourhoods within Peterborough. The Traffic Calming project also resulted in a Toolkit (or menu) of solutions that the City will consider for use in Traffic Calming projects.

City Council met on May 25th and approved the Traffic Calming Policy and the Phase 1 Pilot Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study Plans which included five sites across the City. The City has initiated the Phase 2 Pilot Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Studies in three additional areas:

  • High Street between Sherbrooke Street and Chamberlain Street
  • Highland Road between Fairbairn Street and Chemong Road
  • Whitefield Drive/Golfview Road/Silverdale Road
  • Phase 1 Implementation and Phase 2 Study Commencement

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    Phase 1

    City Council met on May 25th and approved the Traffic Calming Policy and the five Phase 1 Pilot Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study Plans. The council also approved the recommendations for implementing an education and enforcement program for at least 12 months for the Romaine Street (Town Ward) location, and that the Parking By-law and the Traffic By-law be amended to authorize the implementation of the 5 plans. Council approved the recommendation that the 2021 Capital Budget for the Traffic Calming Project be increased to $325,000 among other related items. The General Committee met on Jun 7, 2021. All motions including the above were carried.


    Phase 2

    The City of Peterborough's new Traffic Calming Policy provides City staff with a formal method of receiving, evaluating and addressing traffic calming concerns raised by residents. Following the success of the City’s Phase 1 Pilot Study which worked with 5 neighbourhoods throughout the City to develop traffic calming plans, the City is extending the pilot to Phase 2. The Phase 2 pilot study neighbourhoods are:


    • High Street (Ward 1 – Otonabee)
    • Highland Road (Ward 5 – Northcrest)
    • Whitefield Drive/Golfview Road/Silverdale Road (Ward 1 – Otonabee)


    The consulting team will assess current conditions in each of the Phase 2 pilot study neighbourhoods and will apply the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy to produce a Traffic Calming Plan. The Traffic Calming Plan will be informed by conversations and input from residents. The outcome will be the Traffic Calming Policy and Toolkit that will apply to the City as a whole.


    A notice of study commencement will be published shortly.

  • Council Presentation - May 10, 2021

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    City of Peterborough staff will be presenting the findings of the Calm Streets PTBO initiative to City Council. A report to Council will be on the agenda for the May 10 General Committee meeting.

    Traffic Calming Policy Report: This report includes details about the traffic calming policy, the process, the tool kit and relevant background information about the traffic calming study.

    Pilot Study Report: This report provides details about the five pilot traffic calming studies.

    The five pilot study neighbourhoods were:

    • Westridge Boulevard / Cherryhill Road – Monaghan Ward 

    • Franklin Drive – Northcrest Ward 

    • Auburn Street / Dunlop Street – Ashburnham Ward 

    • Sherburne Street / Morrow Street / Montgomery Street – Otonabee Ward 

    • Romaine Street – Town Ward 

  • Weigh in on the Concept Plans

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    Traffic calming concepts for each neighbourhood were created based on input from the community.

    A series of virtual workshops was held between December 2 and December 10 to collect thoughts and refinements as we move to finalized the plan.

  • Calm Streets PTBO - Virtual Community Workshops Round 2

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    Important changes are coming to the streets in your neighbourhood!

    Five neighbourhoods across the City of Peterborough have been identified as pilot study areas for traffic calming through the Calm Streets PTBO project! Draft traffic calming concepts were created inline with best practices and with input from the community for each of the five neighbourhood study areas.

    If you would like to learn about these proposed traffic calming concepts and share your thoughts as we move to finalize the plan, please join us for our last round of virtual workshops. Workshops are tailored to each neighbourhood study area and will take place in early December 2020. Workshops will take place on the following dates on Zoom:

    Ward 1 (Otonabee) - Sherburne Street / Morrow Street / Montgomery Street

    Ward 2 (Monaghan) - Westridge Boulevard / Cherryhill Road

    Ward 3 (Town) - Romaine Street

    Ward 4 (Ashburnham) - Auburn Street / Dunlop Street

    Ward 5 (Northcrest) - Franklin Drive

    To participate in your neighbourhood’s workshop, register for a workshop online and subscribe for updates.

    If you have any questions prior to the workshop, please email a member of the project team at calmstreetsptbo@peterborough.ca

    Provide offline feedback through our project mailbox: (705) 410-2399

  • Provide Additional Feedback on Phase 1

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of virtual workshops.

    Presentation slides for each ward are available in the "Documents" tab in the "Community Workshop Presentation Slides - Round 1" folder.

  • Register for Calm Streets PTBO Phase 1 Workshops

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The first round of virtual workshops for the Calm Streets PTBO project has ended.

    Stay tuned for the second round of workshops in December 2020. At this time, we will be presenting proposed traffic calming measures for each of the study areas.

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