East Avenue 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 East Avenue and comparing the results to other roadways on our traffic calming priority listing, East Avenue was approved by Council to be considered for traffic calming.

At this stage, we are surveying residents who are directly affected by the traffic calming review to vote whether or not they would like to initiate a review. Your feedback is an important first step. Please take our five-minute survey at the bottom of this page to let us know what you think.

The City requires 25% support from affected residents to initiate the traffic calming review. Below is a map of the study area which includes directly fronting addresses and other properties that may be indirectly impacted.

A map showing the study area along East Avenue. The Study area is highlighted in yellow.

  • 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 TRAFFIC CALMING FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section below for more information about the traffic calming process and the different types of traffic calming measures.
  • For more information about the East Avenue 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 East Avenue and comparing the results to other roadways on our traffic calming priority listing, East Avenue was approved by Council to be considered for traffic calming.

At this stage, we are surveying residents who are directly affected by the traffic calming review to vote whether or not they would like to initiate a review. Your feedback is an important first step. Please take our five-minute survey at the bottom of this page to let us know what you think.

The City requires 25% support from affected residents to initiate the traffic calming review. Below is a map of the study area which includes directly fronting addresses and other properties that may be indirectly impacted.

A map showing the study area along East Avenue. The Study area is highlighted in yellow.

  • 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 TRAFFIC CALMING FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section below for more information about the traffic calming process and the different types of traffic calming measures.
  • For more information about the East Avenue 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: 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 Ivan J Balaban at 519-741-2200 ext 7302 or by email Ivan.Balaban@Kitchener.ca


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