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.
  • CLOSED: We are no longer accepting contributions to this survey.

    Please take our five-minute survey to let us know what you think. 

    This survey requires that 50% of residents respond, with 60% in support of the preferred plan before work can proceed. Please note that each address will only have one vote.

    To request a paper copy of the survey, please contact Steven Ryder at 519-741-2200 ext 7665 or by email Steven.Ryder@kitchener.ca

    This survey closes Monday, March 21, 2022.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    On November 23, 2021, we presented the draft preferred alternative design for traffic calming along Biehn Drive over Zoom.

    We encourage all neighbourhood residents to fill out the feedback survey as this resident input is key to the final preferred alternative design that residents will vote on whether to implement or not. 

    The feedback survey will be open to residents until January 14, 2022. 


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please take our five-minute survey to let us know what you think. 

    Impacted residents must demonstrate 25% support to initiate the traffic calming study. At this stage, we are surveying residents to vote on whether or not they would like to see the review initiated. Your feedback is an important first step. 

    There will be a second survey near the end of the traffic calming review to determine if there is support to implement the preferred plan developed by staff and residents. This final survey requires that 50% of residents respond, with 60% in support of the preferred plan before work can proceed.

    To request for the paper copy of the survey, please contact Steven Ryder at 519-741-2200 ext. 7152 or by email Steven.Ryder@kitchener.ca

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