Traffic Calming on Residential Streets
I’ve been involved in improving the pedestrian and cycling environments, and traffic calming for almost 20 years. I can attest to the fact that the City of Winnipeg has come a long way in their approach to traffic calming, but for sure more needs to be done, but one of the greatest challenges is allocating enough funding to support the changes. We have much work to do!
There are multiple options you have in looking at ways to traffic calm on your residential street:
INSTALL A ‘PLEASE SLOW DOWN’ SIGN:
- Contact my office for a Please Slow Down Sign to install in front of your home. Note: these signs must be installed on private property only. Not on City boulevards. Please contact Arian at email@example.com and we will arrange for either a sign delivery or pick up.
APPLY TO SEE IF YOUR STREET MERITS TRAFFIC CALMING INFRASTRUCTURE:
- The City has implemented a new process to review requests to have permanent infrastructure installed as a form of traffic calming. (i.e.: speed tables, bump outs, etc.) Please review this process and if you have any questions, please contact my office. This is a process and takes time as there are many request to have traffic calming applied to residential streets: Localized traffic studies – Traffic calming
EDUCATE RESIDENTS on YOUR STREET:
- Very often the people who are speeding on the residential street are the ones who live on the street! One of the most effective methods of traffic calming a street is to gather a few neighbours together and create a letter requesting residents slow down. Then deliver the letter to all homes. This has proven very effective.
REQUEST TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT:
- Contact 311 by phone, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) enforcement. You can also report speeding online under Traffic Complaint section: Report a crime online – Winnipeg Police Service If people report, then police know where the speeding issues are and they will address.
- For the 2022 summer season, Winnipeg Police and RCMP will be implementing increased enforcement programs: See: CTV NEWS
Is Your Street a Residential Street?
- Check Citizens Information System.