Slow Streets

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To help residents physically distance and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to our communities, we are re-shaping how we use our streets and public spaces.

Slow Streets provide opportunities for walking, cycling and rolling and make it easier for people to exercise and access businesses in their neighbourhoods.

Slow Streets have been planned on residential/local streets based on several factors, including traffic volumes, signalized crossings at busier streets, equity and access to green space, nearby parks, and community amenities.

What is happening?

  • Since May 2020 we have installed 40 km of Slow Streets with simple traffic barriers and signs.
  • This fall, we are implementing temporary traffic calming measures on selected Slow Streets to help reduce motor vehicle volumes and make these routes more comfortable for walking, cycling and rolling.
  • As part of the Slow Streets Upgrades, additional signage and concrete barriers will be installed and there will be some local changes to parking and traffic circulation.
  • We're asking for your feedback about how these changes are working.

Slow Streets - Supplemental Design Guide (PDF)

  • This guide provides details about each traffic calming measure and the rationale behind the transportation upgrade.
  • The Slow Streets Team will regularly update this guide with detailed information about upcoming Slow Streets upgrades.

Next steps

  • Using input from residents and businesses, we’ll make adjustments at key locations this fall.
  • Your input will help us make adjustments and inform longer-term opportunities for these routes.
  • We will continue to monitor Slow Streets and anticipate that other routes and traffic calming upgrades will be in place through 2021.

To help residents physically distance and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to our communities, we are re-shaping how we use our streets and public spaces.

Slow Streets provide opportunities for walking, cycling and rolling and make it easier for people to exercise and access businesses in their neighbourhoods.

Slow Streets have been planned on residential/local streets based on several factors, including traffic volumes, signalized crossings at busier streets, equity and access to green space, nearby parks, and community amenities.

What is happening?

  • Since May 2020 we have installed 40 km of Slow Streets with simple traffic barriers and signs.
  • This fall, we are implementing temporary traffic calming measures on selected Slow Streets to help reduce motor vehicle volumes and make these routes more comfortable for walking, cycling and rolling.
  • As part of the Slow Streets Upgrades, additional signage and concrete barriers will be installed and there will be some local changes to parking and traffic circulation.
  • We're asking for your feedback about how these changes are working.

Slow Streets - Supplemental Design Guide (PDF)

  • This guide provides details about each traffic calming measure and the rationale behind the transportation upgrade.
  • The Slow Streets Team will regularly update this guide with detailed information about upcoming Slow Streets upgrades.

Next steps

  • Using input from residents and businesses, we’ll make adjustments at key locations this fall.
  • Your input will help us make adjustments and inform longer-term opportunities for these routes.
  • We will continue to monitor Slow Streets and anticipate that other routes and traffic calming upgrades will be in place through 2021.