Traffic Calming Studies for Dunvegan Drive, Margaret Avenue and Woolwich Street

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The City of Waterloo is doing traffic calming studies for three neighbourhoods: Dunvegan Drive between Lexington Road and Sandowne Drive, Margaret Avenue between Lincoln Road and Bridgeport Road East and Woolwich Street between University Avenue East and Bridle Trail. Traffic calming is a series of measures a city can implement to ease traffic concerns. This can be done through physical changes, like signs and road markings, and by encouraging behaviour change through education and enforcement.

Requests from residents for traffic calming on the three identified streets were made under the Traffic Calming Policy that was adopted by Council as part

The City of Waterloo is doing traffic calming studies for three neighbourhoods: Dunvegan Drive between Lexington Road and Sandowne Drive, Margaret Avenue between Lincoln Road and Bridgeport Road East and Woolwich Street between University Avenue East and Bridle Trail. Traffic calming is a series of measures a city can implement to ease traffic concerns. This can be done through physical changes, like signs and road markings, and by encouraging behaviour change through education and enforcement.

Requests from residents for traffic calming on the three identified streets were made under the Traffic Calming Policy that was adopted by Council as part of the Transportation Master Plan in April 2011. Under the policy, once a request has been made, staff complete a two-part screening investigation to determine if a study is warranted. As a result of the screening, Dunvegan Drive between Lexington Road and Sandowne Drive, Margaret Avenue between Lincoln Road and Bridgeport Road East and Woolwich Street between University Avenue East and Bridle Trail all meet the warrant criteria to move forward to a traffic calming study.

Project Process

The consulting team assessed current conditions in each neighbourhood and prepared a draft traffic calming plan with measures to address neighbourhood traffic issues. The final traffic calming plans will also be informed by conversations and input from residents. The project outcome will be a Traffic Calming Study Report, recommending traffic calming plans specific to each neighbourhood. These recommendations were brought before Council and approved on June 14, 2021.

Get Involved

Public input is essential to the success of the project. We are seeking input to understand current road conditions on your neighbourhood streets and what traffic calming measures make sense for your neighbourhood. Public engagement over the course of the project will include a public survey and online public information centre.

Prior to releasing the proposed traffic calming plans to the public, the plans were circulated to City stakeholders (Waterloo Fire Rescue, Regional EMS, Waterloo Regional Police Services, Grand River Transit, etc.). These groups were able to review and comment on the plans, and their feedback was incorporated.

As part of the feedback on this plan, additional support and requests were made to include Braemore Avenue, Bluevale Street and Mayfield Avenue. These streets will be part of the monitoring and phase two evaluations once the initial study area traffic calming measures have been installed.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The purpose of this survey is to gather input from neighbourhood residents on the proposed traffic calming plans for the Dunvegan Drive, Margaret Avenue and Woolwich Street study areas. The final recommended traffic calming plans will be presented to Waterloo City Council this spring for approval.

    The survey will be open through the end of April 15, 2021.


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