Pioneer Tower 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 Pioneer Tower Road and comparing the results to other roadways on our traffic calming priority listing, Pioneer Tower Road 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.

Study area includes Pioneer Tower Rd between King St E and Pioneer Ridge Dr. It also includes Maple Manor Ct, Dirksen Ct and Pioneer Grove Ct.

  • 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 below for more information about the traffic calming process and the different types of traffic calming measures.
  • For more information about the Pioneer Tower Road 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 Pioneer Tower Road and comparing the results to other roadways on our traffic calming priority listing, Pioneer Tower Road 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.

Study area includes Pioneer Tower Rd between King St E and Pioneer Ridge Dr. It also includes Maple Manor Ct, Dirksen Ct and Pioneer Grove Ct.

  • 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 below for more information about the traffic calming process and the different types of traffic calming measures.
  • For more information about the Pioneer Tower Road 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.
  • Public Information Centre - Nov 30, 2021

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

    We completed an initial survey of Pioneer Tower Road 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 Pioneer Tower Road. 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 30, 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:

    https://kitchener-ca.zoom.us/j/87138629442

    Meeting ID: 871 3862 9442

    Passcode: 412945

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    If you have further comments or concerns regarding this traffic calming review, please contact Faranak Hosseini.

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