Speed bumps and raised pedestrian crossings are being put in on 4 roads in Mississauga
Published October 14, 2021 at 5:25 pm
Speed humps and raised pedestrian crossings are being installed on four roads in Mississauga in efforts to slow down lead-footed and aggressive drivers, many of whom are racing along one road in particular at more than double the posted speed limit.
City Council gave its approval yesterday to have the physical traffic calming measures implemented on specific areas along Queen St. W. and Indian Rd. in south Mississauga, Galesway Blvd. (Britannia Rd./Terry Fox Way area) and Novo Star Dr. in the city’s north end, near Mavis and Derry Rds.
City of Mississauga transportation and works staff said in a report to councillors that those locations have been identified as spots that would benefit from physical traffic calming measures such as speed humps and raised pedestrian crossings.
More passive calming measures, including speed awareness devices and enforcement, haven’t worked in those areas.
According to the City, the area of Indian Rd. between Lorne Park and Narva Rds., where Lorne Park Public School is located, is especially troubling as 85 per cent of motorists have been flying by at 61 km/h in the posted 30 km/h zone.
Meanwhile, on Novo Star Dr. between Dolly Bird Lane/Valiant Heights and Vicar Gate, where St. Veronica Elementary School is located (and Le Flambeau Elementary School one block away), 85 per cent of drivers have been travelling at 56 km/h in the posted 30 km/h zone.
In other areas along the four roads identified by City staff, 85 per cent of vehicles have been clocked at anywhere from 11 km/h to 25 km/h over posted speed limits.
Specific areas targeted for the traffic calming measures are: Queen St. W., between Lorne Park and Shawnmarr Rds.; Indian Rd., between Lorne Park and Lorne Wood Rds.; Galesway Blvd., between Whitehorn Ave. and Terry Fox Way; and Novo Star Dr., between Mavis and McLaughlin Rds.
“Based on the historical traffic data, and increased desire from the community for physical traffic calming due to the speed limit changes planned as part of the Neighbourhood Speed Limit Project, (those) roadways would benefit from the installation of physical traffic calming,” the staff report concluded.
The City’s Traffic Calming Program assesses roadways for the potential installation of physical traffic calming measures, such as speed humps and raised pedestrian crossings, to address traffic safety issues.
Officials say traffic calming measures have been implemented in many locations across Mississauga, effectively mitigating speeding and aggressive driving.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies