Calm Streets PTBO

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Project Overview

“Calm Streets PTBO” is a new City of Peterborough initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to develop a Traffic Calming Policy and Toolkit. The policy and toolkit will guide how City staff respond to requests for traffic calming measures made by residents. The formal Traffic Calming Policy will include:

  • A clear process to determine if traffic calming is appropriate for a given roadway.
  • A set of typical traffic calming “tools”.
  • A neighbourhood engagement framework for future traffic calming studies.

Traffic calming is just what it sounds like – encouraging traffic to “calm” down. Traffic calming uses a variety of tools to increase road safety for all users. Traffic calming might include physical changes to the street, such as adding signs or road markings. It may also include behaviour changes through education and/or enforcement.

The City has identified five neighbourhoods, one in each Ward, for Phase 1 of the project. These neighbourhoods will act as pilot study areas for the development of the Policy and Toolkit. The project’s technical team will assess traffic and suggest appropriate tools to better manage traffic in the study areas. The technical work will also be informed by local input. We will be asking for feedback on:

  • What is or is not working well on your neighbourhood streets.
  • How best to communicate traffic-related concerns to the City.
  • What traffic calming measures make sense for your neighbourhood.

The five neighbourhoods selected for Phase 1 of the project are:

  • 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

A second phase of the project will launch in 2021 and will focus on additional neighbourhoods. Your input will help the City establish a fair and standardized process for traffic calming requests. Your input will help to establish a “toolkit” of traffic calming strategies that can be applied in neighbourhoods across the city.

Let’s connect to make Calm Streets PTBO.

Project Overview

“Calm Streets PTBO” is a new City of Peterborough initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to develop a Traffic Calming Policy and Toolkit. The policy and toolkit will guide how City staff respond to requests for traffic calming measures made by residents. The formal Traffic Calming Policy will include:

  • A clear process to determine if traffic calming is appropriate for a given roadway.
  • A set of typical traffic calming “tools”.
  • A neighbourhood engagement framework for future traffic calming studies.

Traffic calming is just what it sounds like – encouraging traffic to “calm” down. Traffic calming uses a variety of tools to increase road safety for all users. Traffic calming might include physical changes to the street, such as adding signs or road markings. It may also include behaviour changes through education and/or enforcement.

The City has identified five neighbourhoods, one in each Ward, for Phase 1 of the project. These neighbourhoods will act as pilot study areas for the development of the Policy and Toolkit. The project’s technical team will assess traffic and suggest appropriate tools to better manage traffic in the study areas. The technical work will also be informed by local input. We will be asking for feedback on:

  • What is or is not working well on your neighbourhood streets.
  • How best to communicate traffic-related concerns to the City.
  • What traffic calming measures make sense for your neighbourhood.

The five neighbourhoods selected for Phase 1 of the project are:

  • 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

A second phase of the project will launch in 2021 and will focus on additional neighbourhoods. Your input will help the City establish a fair and standardized process for traffic calming requests. Your input will help to establish a “toolkit” of traffic calming strategies that can be applied in neighbourhoods across the city.

Let’s connect to make Calm Streets PTBO.

  • Weigh in on the Concept Plans

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    04 Jan 2021
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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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    15 Dec 2020
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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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    04 Jan 2021
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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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    29 Oct 2020
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    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.