Traffic calming measures along Charles and Heather streets!

This fall, we are implementing temporary traffic calming measures on selected Slow Streets. Traffic calming measures 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. Over the next few weeks, we will install traffic calming measures on two Slow Streets:

  • Heather Street at W 14th Avenue: To help reduce motor vehicle volumes along Heather Street, we are installing a temporary full closure for motor vehicles north of 14th Avenue.
  • Charles Street between Kamloops and Slocan streets: To limit short cutting through the neighbourhood, we will install diverters and convert Charles St to one way westbound between Kamploops and Slocan streets while still allowing residents to circulate and park on Charles Street.

A notification letter will be sent to the local residents and businesses providing details of the upgrades and information on on-going engagement. You can also review the Supplemental Design Guide (PDF) to learn more about each traffic calming measure and the rationale behind the transportation upgrade. We will regularly update this guide and the Slow Streets Map with Traffic Calming Upgrades locations.

Please fill out an online survey and share your feedback about how these changes are working. We will monitor these traffic calming measures by reviewing public feedback, collecting data and making adjustments as needed.

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