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.

Phase 2

The City of Peterborough continues to address community concerns about traffic as it begins Phase 2 of Calm Streets PTBO, studying an additional three areas to establish potential traffic calming opportunities. The City is beginning studies on:

  • High Street between Lansdowne Street and Sherbrooke Street
  • Highland Road between Chemong Road and Fairbairn Street
  • Whitefield Drive, Golfview Road, and Silverdale Road

The City and its consultants will assess current conditions in each of the Phase 2 pilot study areas and 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, business owners, and property owners in the study areas. Opportunities for feedback will include online questionnaires, community workshops, and outreach from the Calm Streets PTBO ambassador team.

Tell Us What You Think

The City is currently seeking feedback from residents, business owners, and property owners in the three study areas to identify traffic issues. The online questionnaire is available until Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Individuals who wish to receive updates about the Phase 2 studies are encouraged to sign-up for updates using the “Subscribe” feature located at the top right corner of this page.


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.

Phase 2

The City of Peterborough continues to address community concerns about traffic as it begins Phase 2 of Calm Streets PTBO, studying an additional three areas to establish potential traffic calming opportunities. The City is beginning studies on:

  • High Street between Lansdowne Street and Sherbrooke Street
  • Highland Road between Chemong Road and Fairbairn Street
  • Whitefield Drive, Golfview Road, and Silverdale Road

The City and its consultants will assess current conditions in each of the Phase 2 pilot study areas and 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, business owners, and property owners in the study areas. Opportunities for feedback will include online questionnaires, community workshops, and outreach from the Calm Streets PTBO ambassador team.

Tell Us What You Think

The City is currently seeking feedback from residents, business owners, and property owners in the three study areas to identify traffic issues. The online questionnaire is available until Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Individuals who wish to receive updates about the Phase 2 studies are encouraged to sign-up for updates using the “Subscribe” feature located at the top right corner of this page.


  • 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. 

    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 CalmStreetsPTBO@peterborough.ca.




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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The purpose of this neighbourhood traffic calming survey is to gather input from neighbourhood residents on whether there is a desire to implement the traffic calming proposal for each of the five study areas. The responses to this survey will be tabulated to determine if the proposed plan is supported. Recommendations resulting from this survey will be presented to City Council this spring for approval. We invite you to complete the online survey on or before March 10, 2021.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Peterborough is gathering feedback on its Draft Traffic Calming Policy. Please review the draft policy and provide your feedback through the survey or by emailing your comments to CalmStreetsPTBO@peterborough.ca by March 12, 2021.

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  • CLOSED: Phase 2 workshops concluded.
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
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