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Traffic Calming Study Request Form

The City of Peterborough Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Policy is intended to aid the municipality in identifying and prioritizing eligible locations for traffic calming and provide guidance on the application of traffic calming measures. 

Traffic calming measures are usually applied in locations experiencing excessive vehicle speed and/or high volumes of shortcutting traffic with the goal of enhancing community livability and road safety, particularly for vulnerable users. The application of these measures is intended to restore neighbourhood streets to their desired function of providing mobility and access in differing combinations depending on the specific location, role, and classification of the roadway.

If you are a resident of Peterborough and have traffic concerns in your neighbourhood you can request a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study by completing the form below. One request per street is all that is required to request a study. (Register/Sign in first to submit the form)

Once received, your application will follow the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Process as outlined in the City of Peterborough Traffic Calming Policy. This process has been broken down into seven steps:

  1. Resident will submit their written request for traffic calming to the City's Transportation Services Department.
  2. City Staff will conduct an initial screening of the request to determine if the subject meets the eligible criteria for traffic calming measures. The requester will be informed of the results of the initial screening.
  3. Requests that pass the initial screening process will be assessed (Technical Assessment) to determine priority for a Traffic Calming Study. This involves assigning a point score to a number of criteria.
  4. If the subject street passes the technical assessment, City Staff will confirm the study area boundaries and seek broader input from affected households within the area through a survey.
  5. If neighbourhood support is confirmed, the City will engage residents and stakeholder in developing the Traffic Calming Plan through a nine-step consultation and design process.
  6. As part of Capital Budget preparation, City Staff will propose traffic calming implementation locations for the following year. Once approved, the City will design and implement the temporary Traffic Calming Plan.
  7. City Staff will continue to monitor and evaluate the temporary Traffic Calming Plan for a period of 12-18 months. A permanent solution will be installed given continuing neighbourhood support.

Personal information on this form is collected under the legal authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, c. 25 and will be used solely to conduct a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study and to contact study requesters.  Any questions about the collection and use of personal information may be directed to the study team at 705-742-7777 x 1752 or

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