Biehn Drive Traffic Calming Review

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Traffic calming is the use of a variety of traffic management techniques to reduce the overall impacts of traffic on neighbourhood streets, communities and other public facilities such as parks and schools. Traffic calming is considered in areas where speeding, through-traffic, collisions and overall general traffic and pedestrian safety are of concern and cannot be addressed through other measures. Based on numerous complaints, our review of the traffic issues on Biehn Drive and comparing the results to other roadways on our traffic calming priority listing, Biehn Drive was approved by Council to be considered for traffic calming.

Below is a map of the study area which includes directly fronting addresses and other properties that may be indirectly impacted.


Image of the Biehn Drive study area

  • Before traffic calming measures are considered, a review will be conducted which includes extensive public engagement, including a Public Information Centre (PIC) and the consideration of different traffic calming alternatives. These alternatives are assessed based on social, economic and environmental impacts.
  • Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section in the bottom of this page for more information about the traffic calming process and the different types of traffic calming measures.
  • For more information about the Biehn Drive traffic conditions including existing traffic controls, traffic speed and volumes, and collision history, please refer to the documents section.
  • For examples of traffic calming measures on other roadways in Kitchener, please refer to the documents section.

Traffic calming is the use of a variety of traffic management techniques to reduce the overall impacts of traffic on neighbourhood streets, communities and other public facilities such as parks and schools. Traffic calming is considered in areas where speeding, through-traffic, collisions and overall general traffic and pedestrian safety are of concern and cannot be addressed through other measures. Based on numerous complaints, our review of the traffic issues on Biehn Drive and comparing the results to other roadways on our traffic calming priority listing, Biehn Drive was approved by Council to be considered for traffic calming.

Below is a map of the study area which includes directly fronting addresses and other properties that may be indirectly impacted.


Image of the Biehn Drive study area

  • Before traffic calming measures are considered, a review will be conducted which includes extensive public engagement, including a Public Information Centre (PIC) and the consideration of different traffic calming alternatives. These alternatives are assessed based on social, economic and environmental impacts.
  • Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section in the bottom of this page for more information about the traffic calming process and the different types of traffic calming measures.
  • For more information about the Biehn Drive traffic conditions including existing traffic controls, traffic speed and volumes, and collision history, please refer to the documents section.
  • For examples of traffic calming measures on other roadways in Kitchener, please refer to the documents section.
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    Thank you to all neighbourhood residents who were able to attend the virtual Public Information Centre on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. We hope that it was informative for everyone and that we were able to answer and respond to all of your questions and concerns.

    There feedback form for residents to comment on the preferred design alternative for the Biehn Drive traffic calming plan is now available via the Survey tool on this EngageWR portal. It will be open to residents until January 14, 2022.

    If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to view a copy of the presentation, it can be found in the Documents widget on the main page.

    If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to email me directly at Steven.Ryder@kitchener.ca, or give me a call at (519) 741 2200 ex. 7152.

    Thank you,

    Steve Ryder

  • Public Information Centre - Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    On March 9, 2020, the Community and Infrastructure Services Committee approved a recommendation for a formal traffic calming review of Biehn Drive, which was ratified by Council on March 23, 2020.

    We completed an initial survey of Biehn Drive and neighbourhood residents earlier this year. Through that survey, residents indicated support to initiate the formal traffic calming review.

    The purpose of the review is to address traffic issues and concerns along Biehn Drive. Based on a comprehensive review and input received from residents, we have evaluated several traffic calming measures and developed a draft preferred traffic calming plan.

    In order to obtain your input on the draft preferred plan, there will be a virtual public information centre that is scheduled for Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This session will be hosted on Zoom. If you wish to attend this public information centre, please join us at:

    When: Nov 23, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: Transportation Services Meeting

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://kitchener-ca.zoom.us/j/83182386263


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