Town of Milton exploring options to support safer roads


Published April 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm

The Town of Milton is exploring options to support safer roads in the community.

Back in January, Milton Council passed resolutions asking staff to report back on the possibility of using automated speed-enforcement cameras, appropriate speed limits and traffic calming tools and other available safety measures in response to road safety concerns raised by residents.

As a result, at an upcoming meeting, Town Council will be exploring strategies that would support road safety to benefit everyone in the community, whether they are walking, cycling, riding transit, using a mobility device or driving.

The council report that will be discussed at the meeting, recommends the potential implementation of a 40 km/h Neighbourhood Speed Limit one year pilot in Ward 4, which is bordered by Derry Rd., Louis St. Laurent Ave., Regional Rd. 25 and Bronte St. South.

The report also recommends that the program include a speed reduction of 30 km/h in school zones within the pilot area and that the speed limit be reduced to 30 km/h “when flashing” along the frontage of Viola Desmond Elementary School on Leger Way for one year.

In order to support safer roads, Town Council will also be discussing the potential implementation of community safety zones in preparation for automated speed enforcement.

Additionally, Town staff will be working alongside Halton Region staff to review the installation of green pavement markings in bicycle lanes.

“Streets are not just for cars; they are a place for people and must be designed with all users in mind,” reads the report.

“The Development Services Department strives to provide comfort for pedestrians and cyclists while ensuring vehicles can also safely maneuver.”

The meeting is set to take place on Apr. 11 at 7:00 p.m.

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