Traffic Calming

The Traffic Calming Request Policy was developed with the goal of improving public safety for all road users by altering driver behaviour to encourage appropriate speeds on the Township’s roads. Traffic calming measures can reduce vehicles speeds and volumes while also reducing conflicts between road users. Traffic calming is used where the majority of motorists are driving inappropriately. For locations where only a few motorists are speeding Police enforcement is the best solution - please refer to the Road Watch section below or visit the Road Watch Program site for further information.

                                         Traffic Calming Chart

 

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Traffic Calming Request Schedule 

Request Intake PeriodRequests can be submitted to the Township any time of the year. However, any request submitted after September 15th will be evaluated for the following year’s evaluation.
Data Collection PeriodAny necessary traffic data will be collected prior to October 31st in order to conduct the evaluation of traffic calming warrant.
Evaluation PeriodThe data will be evaluated and prioritized from November 1st to February 28th based on the Traffic Calming Strategy.
Implementation PeriodSelected traffic calming measures will be procured between March 1st to April 31st (if in-house staff resources and expertise not available) and implemented between May 1st and June 3rd.
Monitoring PeriodMonitoring of recently installed traffic calming measures will be conducted between September 1st and October 31st.

Traffic Calming Request Queue

If your request is located in positions 1-5 in the queue, data collection for the segment is forecasted to be completed in the next 2-3 weeks.
If your request is located in positions 6-10 in the queue, data collection for the segment is forecasted to be completed in 3-5 weeks
If your request is located in positions 11-15 in the queue, data collection for the segment is forecasted to be completed in 4-6 weeks.  
If your request is located in positions 16 or higher in the queue, data collection for the segment is forecasted to be completed in 6+ weeks.  
All stop control requests require two data collection devices to be installed 
Position in QueueStudy Location Purpose of Study 
1Leonard Road BridgeCapital project due diligence
2Norman DriveTraffic calming
3Intersection of Hawman and HenleyTraffic calming
4Rebellion Way from Lloydtown Aurora to Queen Street Traffic calming
5Church StreetAll way stop control
6425 Burns BoulevardStop sign control
7South Canal Bank Road (Jane St to east end)Spring half load restriction review
8Centre StreetSpeed design
9Tatton CourtTraffic calming
10Heritage ParkNo parking warrant
1115th Sideroad between Keele and Lake Marie TrailTraffic calming
12Skyline Trail (between Hill Farm and Northcott Way)Traffic calming
13Cooper DriveTraffic calming
14Warren RoadParking restrictions 
15Bluff TrailTraffic calming
16Queen Street (from 10th Concession to Rebellion Way)Traffic calming
17Kettle Valley Trail and Park HeightsAll way stop control
18Bennett DriveTraffic calming
19MacTaggart Drive No parking warrant
2017th and 12th ConcessionAll way stop control
2116th Side road (between Keele and Dufferin)Traffic calming

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation of Speed Humps

Road Watch

The York Regional Police Road Watch Program is a community-driven program that provides citizens with a means to report dangerous or aggressive drivers to the Police.  Instances of unsafe lane changes, disobeying traffic lights and stop signs are some typical types of behaviours that qualify for a Road Watch submission.

Road Watch incorporates three components essential to modifying aggressive driving behaviour:

•    Public education and awareness
•    Participation
•    Enforcement

By creating greater awareness and encouraging increased public participation, the program is designed to reduce motor vehicle collisions and potential fatalities.

What is aggressive driving?

Aggressive driving is defined as speeding, following too closely, failure to yield right-of-way, improper lane changes, disobeying traffic signs and signals and other similar behaviour. The personal injury, vehicle damage, repair costs and time consequences have serious implications for everyone.

How can you help?

If you observe a dangerous act of aggressive driving on a Township of King road, please fill in the details on the Road Watch Online Citizen Report form, or call York Regional Police at 905-895-1221 ext. 7550.