Speed bumps are coming to these roads in Mississauga
Published May 25, 2023 at 4:21 pm
Speed bumps and other physical traffic calming measures may soon be installed on parts of three more busy Mississauga roads as City officials continue to try slow down speeding cars in residential areas.
On the heels of a decision earlier this spring to install such measures on 15 residential streets in different parts of Mississauga, City of Mississauga councillors are now considering a report from senior City staff that calls for similar action to be taken on the three additional roads.
The report, brought to Wednesday’s (May 24) meeting of general committee by Transportation and Works Commissioner Geoff Wright, calls for physical traffic calming measures (speed bumps/humps, raised pedestrian crossings) on the following sections of roads:
- Indian Grove, between South Sheridan Way and Indian Rd. (Ward 2)
- King St. E., between Hurontario St. and Cliff Rd. (Ward 7, Cooksville area)
- Erin Centre Blvd., between Erin Mills Pkwy. and Mississauga Rd. (Ward 11)
“Speeding issues were identified by staff on the three roadways that met the thresholds identified in the (City’s) Traffic Calming Policy and warranted corrective measures,” Wright noted in his report, adding a majority of area residents supported such measures via the consultation process.
The ward councillors were also kept in the loop by staff as the areas in question were studied and subsequently deemed in need of physical traffic calming measures.
According to the staff report, 80 per cent of residents were supportive of the measures recommended for Indian Grove and Erin Centre Blvd. while 94 per cent of residents consulted were in favour of measures proposed for King St. E. in Cooksville.
“Sufficient support was received from local residents at all locations listed above. Based on the results of the public consultation, staff recommend proceeding with the implementation of physical traffic calming measures,” the report stated.
The recommendations must still be approved at City council, which next meets May 31.
If approved, the plan would move forward at a cost of $193,500.
The larger, 15-street plan approved earlier in the spring cost $502,000 and drew the ire of some residents who claimed the process was not conducted in a fair manner by the City.
Essentially, their complaints focused on what they claim are City surveys that didn’t do enough to capture more residents’ viewpoints when it comes to having speed bumps put on their streets.
While input from residents is important, Mississauga officials have said that road safety is their primary consideration when determining where new traffic calming measures will be installed.
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 advertising