New traffic-calming measures being proposed to Milton council Monday


Published March 3, 2023 at 11:31 am

The Town of Milton will consider additional traffic-calming measures during next week’s council meeting.

Last year, council directed staff to introduce programs geared towards making roads safer for all users.

So far, staff has implemented the following as part of road safety initiatives:

  • Pilot projects for a 40 km/h neighbourhood and 30 km/h in school zones
  • Nine new Community Safety Zones (speeding fines doubled and required for future Automated Speed Enforcement)
  • Ten new pedestrian crossovers
  • Education and outreach through the Milton Moves Together campaign in partnership with Halton Police and local school boards

The next step being considered is lowering the speed threshold that would warrant the installation of speed humps on Town roads.

The report also recommends Council approve a one-year employment contract for a traffic technician, who would undertake traffic studies in support of potential traffic calming measures.

The 2023 budget already includes traffic calming funding in the amount of $85,068, which provides for the purchase, installation and removal of traffic calming devices in the first year of implementation.

The request for a one year contract staff position will result in a budget increase of $110,000 to this project, funded from the Project Variance Account.

The topic will be discussed at Monday’s council meeting.

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