2018 Traffic Calming Pilot Projects

2018 Traffic Calming Pilot Projects

The following six projects were discussed at Committee of the Whole February 14, 2018 and announced by Council on the same day. More information on engagement opportunities will be posted at engagestjohns.ca.

1) Rawlins Cross (Monkstown Road, Rennie’s Mill Road, Prescott Street, Gower Street, Flavin Street, King’s Road, and Military Road) – Unsignalized Traffic Circulation
Implementation Rating: Complex
By removing the two traffic signals and introducing unsignalized circulatory control this pilot project would look to determine if capacity, level of service, and safety in this area can be improved. Figure 1 illustrates the proposed pilot implementation plan. Please note that accommodation has been made for emergency services so that they are not negatively impacted by this change.

Figure 1: Rawlins Cross – Unsignalized Traffic Circulation

Ladysmith Drive and Kiwanis Street – Curb Extensions and Crosswalk
Implementation Rating: Simple
In response to community requests for a crosswalk along Ladysmith Drive, this pilot would trial a crosswalk enhanced with curb extensions created using traffic control islands to determine the potential demand for a marked crossing at this location. Figure 4 illustrates the proposed pilot implementation plan. Past syudies have indicated that a crosswalk is not warranted but feedback from the community has indicated that it would be used if available. This project would test this “if you build it they will come” premise.

Figure 2: Ladysmith Drive and Kiwanis Street – Curb Extensions and Crosswalk