(ABOVE: File photo by Barry Gray.)
As many residents may be aware, the Temporary Traffic Calming Measures (TTCM) program was implemented in 2013 as a means to deter speeding in local communities. Each year, City Councillors are granted $40,000 outside of their annual office budget to implement these measures in locations across their ward identified as most in need.
Some of these measures include:
- Flex Stakes / Cyclo-Zone Delineators
- Pavement Markings
- Speed Pavement Markings
- Slow Pavement Markings
- School Pavement Markings
- Stop Ahead Pavement Markings
- Speed Display Boards
- Planter Boxes
- School Area Thermoplastic
- Community Entrance Signage
- Permanent “Slow Down For Us” Signage
For a better look of these measures as well as their cost, please refer to this useful document here.
As we move into 2018, I have already been in discussions with traffic staff on potential new measures to be implemented across Stittsville but now I would like to hear from residents on their thoughts. If you have any potential locations in mind in need of traffic calming and a suggestion as to which measure might be best implemented, please email me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.
While there is no guarantee that every recommendation will be implemented with a TTCM, having a database of locations in which residents feel require attention will better assist me in working with traffic staff to ensure that Stittsville remains safe.
For some examples of past projects in Stittsville, please click here.
(This post originally appeared on Councillor Qadri’s web site.)