New speed bumps, stop signs and speed cushions coming to these streets in Mississauga

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Published March 20, 2023 at 3:58 pm

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A plan for traffic calming measures hit a speed bump in Mississauga.

The proposal to add calming measures for road safety came to the City of Mississauga’s General Council meeting on March 8 but two people spoke out about with concerns about how a resident survey was done.

Council members voted in favour of adding traffic calming measures such as speed bumps, stop signs and speed cushions to Kendall Road, Rometown Drive, Stanfield Road, Stavebank Road, Orr Road, Meadow Wood Road, Park Royal neighbourhood (Bonner Road, Bromsgrove Road), Brookhurst Road, Lewisham Drive), Constitution Boulevard, Queen Frederica Drive, Golden Orchard Drive, and Bay Villa Avenue.

Neighbourhood surveys indicated lower approval for the traffic calming measures in some areas and a Ward 2 resident suggested not enough residents support speed bumps for Orr Road and Bromsgrove Road.

A Ward 3 resident also suggested not enough people responded to the survey or weren’t able to access the survey.

The survey followed the traditional process, said Mississauga Commissioner of Transportation and Works Geoff Wright. Staff recommended traffic calming as a way to address speeding in the communities.

Wright added that the calming measures will disrupt drivers and many don’t like it.

“That (disruption) is the intention, people don’t have the same access to the street they did in terms of being able to speed,” Wright said.

Ward 2 Councillor Alvin Tedjo acknowledged that there are residents who aren’t in favour of speed bumps but at the end of the day this is about the lives and well-being of the residents.

There were 327 deaths from collisions in the last decade in Peel. Traffic calming reduces speeders and saves lives, Tedjo added. Studies show how the faster a car is travelling, the lower the chance a pedestrian hit has of surviving.

“We need to do these things for the safety of our community, and they are not always popular but sometimes that’s what we need to do,” Tedjo said.

He said the staff proposal is appropriate.

Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko said welcomed the calming measures for his ward.

“If everyone was going the speed limit, we wouldn’t be going through all this but unfortunately, that’s just not the case,” Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko added.

The proposal was passed unanimously at general council and will need final approval at council on March 22.

The full report can be found here.

Meanwhile, a petition requesting the installation of speed bumps (as traffic calming measures) on Floradale Drive between Confederation Parkway and Paisley Drive in Cooksville, is coming to Mississauga Council on March 22.

The petition, signed by the 14 residents on the street, suggests that drivers are taking a shortcut through Floradale Drive.

“Too many drivers proceed at excessive speeds, creating dangerous conditions for the residents, pedestrians (including children who attend Floradale Public School), and other drivers,” the petition reads.

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