Traffic Calming Pilot Project

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The Township of King has created a Traffic Calming Strategy that is now available for public review. Our goal is a slower, safer KING.

The focus of this program is on residential streets where excessive speeding is prevalent, particularly in neighbourhoods with high numbers of cyclists and/or pedestrians sharing the road with motorized traffic. It is not about reducing congestion, reducing trucks or eliminating cut-through traffic.

Traffic calming is creating a safer roadside environment by reducing speeds and encouraging responsible driver behavior.

We thank everyone who has already provide input to help shape and guide this new traffic calming strategy for King Township.

The Township of King has created a Traffic Calming Strategy that is now available for public review. Our goal is a slower, safer KING.

The focus of this program is on residential streets where excessive speeding is prevalent, particularly in neighbourhoods with high numbers of cyclists and/or pedestrians sharing the road with motorized traffic. It is not about reducing congestion, reducing trucks or eliminating cut-through traffic.

Traffic calming is creating a safer roadside environment by reducing speeds and encouraging responsible driver behavior.

We thank everyone who has already provide input to help shape and guide this new traffic calming strategy for King Township.

  • Council adopts Traffic Calming Strategy

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    Council adopted the Traffic Calming Strategy at the Nov. 16 Council and Committee of the Whole meeting.

    The strategy focuses on residential streets where excessive speeding is prevalent, particularly in neighbourhoods where a high number of cyclists and pedestrians are sharing the road with motorized traffic.

    Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, temporary speed humps were installed in various locations in King City and Nobleton. They have since been removed to allow winter maintenance. A permanent type of speed hump was also piloted on Banner Lane in King City and will remain.

    You can read the strategy under the Documents widget on this page.

  • Traffic Calming Update - November 2020

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    Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, temporary speed humps were installed on Elizabeth Grove and Banner Lane in King City, and Park Heights Trail and Hill Farm Road in Nobleton. These temporary speed humps were installed as pilot projects as part of the development of the Traffic Calming Strategy. The construction of the speed humps were temporary in nature and needed to be removed to allow upcoming winter maintenance. A permanent type of speed hump was also piloted on Banner Lane and will remain. The draft Traffic Calming Strategy (Strategy) can be found on the SpeaKING website. Staff will be bringing forward the final Strategy for Council approval at the November 16, 2020 meeting. The Strategy recommends the successful speed hump pilot projects be converted to permanent speed humps. Staff will be bringing forward a capital project in January for Council’s approval to implement the Community Approach recommendations of the Strategy, which includes the conversion of the temporary speed humps to permanent.

  • Traffic Calming Survey closed

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The Township has completed receiving feedback on traffic calming from the public via the survey. The data is now in the process of being compiled, which will be reviewed by the Township’s consultant WSP for consolidation. WSP will then formulate a draft standard (policy and procedure) for traffic calming, which will then be presented to the public for further feedback. Once this engagement process closes, WSP and the Township will finalize and present the traffic calming standard to Council for their consideration and adoption.

    Once we have additional timelines for the above we will provide an update here.

  • Traffic Calming Pilot Project in Schomberg

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Two locations have been selected (Church Street, Western Avenue and Main Street) wherein flexible bollards will be installed along the centerline of Western Road and along the curb and centerline of Church Street. These locations have been marked in the field and have been sanctioned by the Ward Councillor. The traffic counters (ie. armadillo) have been deployed for pre and post monitoring to gauge their effectiveness.



  • What is Traffic Calming?

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    In 1998, the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) jointly published the Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming to achieve an appropriate level of national standardization of traffic calming measures. This guide has provided guidance (opposed to setting standards) on the design and installation of various traffic calming measures.

    Traffic Calming is a term most commonly associated with physical features placed on a roadway to influence the speed of motor vehicles, discourage cut-through traffic and improve traffic safety and comfort levels for all users of residential streets. These traffic calming measures, in turn, are designed to improve the quality of life for area residents and create a safer and friendlier community.

    Traffic calming solutions should be looked at as a community wide strategy to ensure that volume and speed concerns are not transferred to adjacent streets