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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation of Asphalt Speed Humps in 2021

Speed humps will be installed at the following locations and installation is expected from June 21st - July 30.

King City   Nobleton
67 Banner Lane12 Park Heights Trail 
102 Banner Lane20 Park Heights Trail 
 127 Banner Lane30 Park Heights Trail   
225 Banner Lane71 Park Heights Trail   
 44 Elizabeth Grove78/80 Park Heights Trail
   109 Elizabeth Grove226 Hill Farm Road 
 226 Elizabeth Grove218 Hill Farm Road
 19/21 Skyline Trail
  

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.