Traffic Calming Policy Update

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The City of St. John's is updating its Traffic Calming Policy, which was developed in 2011 to better manage the numerous requests coming from residents.

For any street to be eligible for traffic calming, it should pass all eligibility criteria set in the policy. Eligible streets are then scored and ranked to determine their priority for implementation of a traffic calming measure. You can read about the full process in the FAQs.

Since traffic calming is a public-driven process, and is focused on addressing neighbourhood concerns, the City would like your input on some proposed changes.

Council has recommended considering 12 updates to this policy, grouped into two themes:

  • The Traffic Calming Process
  • The Project Selection and Scoring Criteria

To learn more about traffic calming in general, the need for policy update, and the two survey themes, please see the FAQs. You can read about the current Traffic Calming Policy and Council’s discussions of this policy change in March 2021 and December 2021.

Then, please respond to the below Surveys related to the 12 points and let us know what you think of the proposed changes. You can answer as many or as few of the survey questions as you would like. If you have questions or comments, please use the Questions and Comments tool below.

City staff will review and consider your feedback in the recommendation to Council, and it will be considered when the new process is finalized. Any approved changes would be communicated before implementation.

The City of St. John's is updating its Traffic Calming Policy, which was developed in 2011 to better manage the numerous requests coming from residents.

For any street to be eligible for traffic calming, it should pass all eligibility criteria set in the policy. Eligible streets are then scored and ranked to determine their priority for implementation of a traffic calming measure. You can read about the full process in the FAQs.

Since traffic calming is a public-driven process, and is focused on addressing neighbourhood concerns, the City would like your input on some proposed changes.

Council has recommended considering 12 updates to this policy, grouped into two themes:

  • The Traffic Calming Process
  • The Project Selection and Scoring Criteria

To learn more about traffic calming in general, the need for policy update, and the two survey themes, please see the FAQs. You can read about the current Traffic Calming Policy and Council’s discussions of this policy change in March 2021 and December 2021.

Then, please respond to the below Surveys related to the 12 points and let us know what you think of the proposed changes. You can answer as many or as few of the survey questions as you would like. If you have questions or comments, please use the Questions and Comments tool below.

City staff will review and consider your feedback in the recommendation to Council, and it will be considered when the new process is finalized. Any approved changes would be communicated before implementation.

  • What We Heard: Traffic Calming Policy Review

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    The City of St. John’s has released the summary of ‘What We Heard’ during public engagement for Traffic Calming Policy review and update.

    The purpose of the two-week public engagement process was to educate residents about the traffic calming policy review, and to collect feedback to help shape a revised policy focusing on the processes for determining and implementing projects including scoring and criteria.

    Feedback collected during engagement has been shared with lead staff in Transportation Engineering and will be presented to City Council during Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Committee of the Whole meetings are broadcast live on the City’s website.

    Public Engagement for this project included approximately 1,100 visits to EngageStJohns.ca; 938 unique visits to the engage page; 314 engaged visitors (people who posted questions/ comments or answered surveys), 32 submissions posted on the engage page and 13 email submissions.

    Traffic calming remains an important topic to St. John’s residents, with numerous questions, comments, and emails in this engagement. The complete ‘What We Heard’ document and updates on this project can be found in the Documents section of this project page, or here. Next steps will include bringing a revised policy to Council at a future Committee of the Whole for approval.