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1 WELCOME Public Information Centre Fernforest Drive Brampton Soccer Centre Community Room #2 Tuesday January 19, :30 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. Please sign in

2 Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Guide Background The City of Brampton is a diverse urban municipality experiencing continual population and employment growth. Brampton also has a large commuting population and one of the highest vehicle trip rates within the Greater Toronto Area, which contributes to traffic issues on its main roads. Faced with traffic congestion and delays on the main roads, people often look for quicker routes, which can lead to increased traffic volume, speeds and collisions on residential roads, decreasing the quality of life within a neighbourhood. Purpose of the Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Assessment i. Respond to public concerns related to traffic in residential neighbourhoods; ii. Assess and evaluate the existing traffic behaviour; iii. Engage affected residents; iv. Implement measures, if required, to reduce speeds, discourage through traffic, and minimize conflicts.

3 Purpose of Traffic Calming i. Increase the Safety of Neighbourhoods: alter traffic pattern and/or driver behaviour to improve traffic safety. ii. Improve the Liveability of Neighbourhoods: minimize negative impacts (i.e.. Noise, pollution, high traffic volume) to uphold and restore the sense of community. iii. Restore Streets to their Designed Function: maintain the intended functions of local roads (to accommodate low to moderate volumes of traffic traveling at low speeds) and residential collector roads (distribute traffic between residential local roads and main roads). iv. Preserve Access and Minimize Impact to Emergency Service, Public Transit and Maintenance Providers: planning and consideration to not negatively impact these services. v. Promote Public Participation and Community Support: encourage resident communication and feedback in order to define a liveable solution.

4 Types of Traffic Calming Measures Pavement Marking to Narrow the Roadway Neighborhood Roundabout Enhanced Crosswalk Marking Roadside Improvements Curb Extension Chicane Raised Intersection

5 Neighborhood Process PHASE l Phase ll Phase lll Phase lv Front Line Measures Assessment & Prioritization Plan Development & Approval Design & Implementation Neighbourhood Issue Identified Point Assessment Engage Local Residents Detailed Design Data Collection Priority Ranking Define Problem Statement Planned Construction Summer 2016 Prepare Feasible Solutions Analysis & Problem Confirmation Define Study Limits Public Meeting (January 2016) Monitor & Evaluate Front Line Mitigating Measures Location Selection WE ARE HERE Evaluate Residents Comments Revise Solutions Survey Residents Report to Council (April 2016)

6 Fernforest Drive Study Area- Existing Conditions

7 Collision Data/Traffic Data- Existing LEGEND Sandalwood Parkway Sandalwood Parkway Types of Collisions Road Users Rear End Motor Vehicle Angle Pedestrian Hollybush Street Sprucelands Avenue Side Swipe Cyclist Turning Movement Collision Severity Rainforest Drive Head On Property Damage Only Lost Control Personal Injury Fixed Object Fatality Blue Oak Avenue Deerglen Drive Note: Red arrow indicates road user at fault Traffic Signals All-way Stop Black Oak Drive Black Forest Drive Bobcat Street Fernforest Drive Hackberry Gate Peter Robertson Boulevard Peter Robertson Boulevard Softneedle Avenue Homewood Street Bovaird Drive Bovaird Drive

8 Traffic Data-Existing TRAFFIC VOLUMES Sandalwood Parkway 140 (85) 120 (99) 154 (75) 54 (87) 1014 (1169) 56 (50) Sandalwood Parkway CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC Northbound 7.50% Southbound 11.24% Hollybush Street 61 (102) 1410 (1103) 162 (137) 25 (51) 277 (182) 58 (50) 176 (158) 152(110) 49 (64) 94 (34) 6(7) 47 (22) Sprucelands Avenue Combined 9.44% Rainforest Drive 43 (28) 12 (8) 27 (12) 20 (27) 345 (181) 9(16) 231 (218) 27 (27) 33 (15) 54 (25) 20 (31) 221 (248) Blue Oak Avenue 81 (45) 232 (161) 17 (21) 36 (42) 6(3) 11 (12) Deerglen Drive VEHICLE SPEEDS Fernforest Drive between Sandalwood Parkway and Bovaird Drive Speed Limit Average 50 km/h 45.5 km/h Black Oak Drive 50 (51) 4(7) 10 (5) 34 (33) 166 (159) 19 (37) 50 (25) 57 (66) 22 (29) 16 (5) 178 (181) 16 (18) 29 (25) 54 (55) 65 (44) 35 (34) 127 (128) 36 (47) Black Forest Drive 85 th Percentile* 54.0 km/h *85 th Percentile is the speed at which 85% of vehicles travel at or below Bobcat Street 36 (13) 252 (150) 3(5) 4 (5) 9(5) 28 (15) Hackberry Gate 34 (8) 3(3) 23 (18) 19 (36) 166 (229) 18 (21) Peter Robertson Boulevard 72 (58) 217 (111) 31 (30) 48 (33) 167 (206) 50 (44) Peter Robertson Boulevard 34 (65) 129 (170) 82 (35) 60 (69) 113 (108) 22 (62) LEGEND Traffic Signals All-way Stop Softneedle Avenue 36 (19) 302 (156) 16 (8) 23 (35) 2 (3) 9 (21) Homewood Street 123 (123) AM Peak Hour PM Peak Hour 32 (15) 4(0) 82 (45) 36 (82) 136 (330) 13 (47) Bovaird Drive 184 (93) 126 (68) 141 (71) 59 (107) 1340 (1912) 44 (57) Bovaird Drive 2111 (1488) 60 (124) 83 (124) 69 (95) 58 (90) 48 (66)

9 Evaluation of Traffic Calming Measures The Following is a List of Criteria Used in the Evaluation of Traffic Calming Measures: Speed Reduction Effectiveness: o To achieve an 85th percentile speed of 45km/h, traffic calming measure devices should be implemented approximately 130 metres apart from each other. Maintenance/Construction Costs: o To provide the most cost-effective design, while achieving overall objectives. Priority Routes: o Minimum road width clearance and accessibility requirements should be taken into consideration for emergency and service vehicles which include: Police, Fire, EMS, Transit, etc. Residential Parking / Bike Lanes: o Maintain on-street parking and/or provide bicycle facilities (signed routes, sharrows, bike lanes). Operational Concerns: o Provide minimum road width clearance for snow removal vehicles. o Ensure proper drainage. o Ease of maintenance for street cleaning.

10 Proposed Option # 1 Option #1: Parking Lane (one side) Option #1 includes the reduction of the roadway width by providing a dedicated parking lane and two travel lanes Advantages i. Provides a buffer between traffic and pedestrians on the sidewalk ii. Maintains on-street parking for residents iii. Reduces available lane width for vehicular traffic by visually narrowing the roadway iv. Delineates travel lanes providing positive guidance for drivers Disadvantages i. Parked vehicles obstruct road maintenance operations (snow clearing, street sweeping) ii. Parked vehicles may reduce visibility for motorists exiting driveways

11 Proposed Option # 2 Option #2: Urban Shoulder (Edge Line Both Sides) Option #2 includes designating a portion of the roadway with pavement markings designed for wide range of nonmotorized road users including cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters Advantages i. Provides a buffer between traffic and pedestrians on sidewalk ii. Maintains on-street parking for residents iii. Reduces available lane width for vehicular traffic by visually narrowing the roadway iv. Delineates travel lanes providing positive guidance for drivers Disadvantages i. Parked vehicles obstruct road maintenance operations (snow clearing, street sweeping) ii. Parked vehicles may reduce visibility for motorists exiting driveways

12 Existing Condition Fernforest Drive: Existing Conditions 10.4 metres of Pavement on 23 metre ROW

13 Your Involvement Is Important to Us There is an opportunity at any time during the study s process for the public to provide comments and input on the project. Comment sheets are available and should be submitted to the City s Project Manager. Contact information is shown below and provided in the handout. David Monaghan Traffic Coordinator City of Brampton, 1975 Williams Parkway Brampton, ON L6S 6E5 p f e. Please ensure you have signed in. Thank You for attending the PIC!!

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