Major road loses a lane to stop speeders in Mississauga; do residents like it?

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Published February 2, 2024 at 4:18 pm

Do residents like Aquitaine Avenue traffic calming pilot in Mississauga?
Aquitaine Avenue in the Meadowvale area of Mississauga has been reduced by one lane as part of a pilot study to reduce speeding.

A road safety pilot project that seeks to clamp down on speeders on a busy north Mississauga street has garnered significant attention from residents.

Now the city councillor for the area wants to determine if his constituents want the changes to Aquitaine Avenue to become permanent.

The Aquitaine Avenue Road Safety Pilot Project, which reduced a section of the busy four-lane road in Meadowvale to three lanes as of last summer, is among a number of road safety improvement initiatives taking place across the city.

The City of Mississauga traffic calming pilot altered Aquitaine Avenue in several ways in an effort to make it safer for everyone, officials say.

The pilot project focused on changing the four lanes to three lanes to help increase the “comfort, accessibility and safety for all road users including cyclists, pedestrians and drivers,” city officials said earlier in an online project description.

“This traffic calming measure will help reduce speeding on the roadway by narrowing the road and help keep traffic at a slower speed. As part of the pilot, on-road protected bike lanes, dedicated vehicle parking lanes and a dedicated centre/left turn lane (were) added on various sections of Aquitaine Avenue.”

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The changes were implemented on Aquitaine Avenue between Tenth Line West in west Meadowvale and Millcreek Drive, by the Meadowvale GO station.

One section of the busy roadway passes by Meadowvale Town Centre and the heavy traffic there, both vehicle traffic and pedestrians.

Now, some six months after the implementation of the pilot study on the busy road, Ward 9 Coun. Martin Reid wants to know what residents think about it.

“I have been hearing from many of you and want to continue the conversation” regarding the pilot project, Reid said in his most recent online newsletter to constituents.

In his update to residents, Reid included a 10-question survey he’s asking them to complete with their thoughts on the project.

Among the questions are:

  • do you support the pilot project?
  • how familiar with the project are you? (paraphrased)
  • do you want to see the pilot implemented permanently?

There’s also room for those who complete the survey to include their additional comments.

Map shows Aquitaine Ave., between Tenth Line W. and Millcreek Dr.

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