Traffic Calming Policy:
Updates to the Traffic Calming Policy
In an effort to improve safety on city streets, administration is looking at changes to the current Traffic Calming Policy.
Among the changes being looked at are the following:
New methods for determining neighbourhood support and prioritizing different types of roadways for permanent traffic calming projects
A proposed expedited temporary traffic calming program
Traffic calming procedures on arterial roadways and on-street bikeways
Traffic calming in new neighbourhoods
The proposed policy and 5 procedures (Attachments 1 to 5) are available below for anyone to view or print in portable document format (PDF).
Anyone interested in knowing more about the Traffic Planning Policy can contact the policy analyst at (519) 255-6100 ext. 6188. Requests for a traffic calming review for a specific location or concern can be submitted by calling or emailing 311.
All input received within the comment period will be considered by administration in the next steps of updating the policy. Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protect of Privacy Act, unless otherwise stated in submission and with the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public records.
The Traffic Calming Policy deals with all forms of traffic calming devices and their use on residential streets including local and collector roads as designated in the Official Plan.
Traffic calming is intended to improve the enjoyment and pedestrian friendliness of the neighbourhood under review by reducing traffic speed and volume on a group of streets within a specific geographical area and by implementing proven methods to reduce identified problems. The policy provides a framework that will enable the City Administration to determine proper and effective courses of action when dealing with concerns relating to traffic volume, excessive speed, and pedestrian and vehicular safety.
The current Traffic Calming Policy was approved by Council on September 21, 2015 (M394/2015). The policy is available online for anyone to view or print in portable document format (PDF) below:
A list of current Traffic Calming projects is available on the Traffic Calming web page.
All Way Stop Policy:
The All Way Stop Policy was amended in 2005 to make the City of Windsor's policy consistent with the trends in other Ontario municipalities.
These changes include the ban of all new all way stops on Transit Routes. All way stops will not be used as a speed control measure, and all way stops will not be allowed within 250 meters of other all way stops or traffic signals. All requests for all way stops related to speeding problems will be directed for potential evaluation for traffic calming following the Traffic Calming Policy.
Council approved the revised policy on September 6, 2005 (CR536/2005). The research paper, policy and Council Resolution are available online for anyone to view or print in portable document format (PDF) below:
School Neighbourhood Policy:
The School Neighbourhood Policy addresses parking, traffic and transportation issues in the public right of way involving school sites and surrounding neighbourhoods through a combination of engineering, enforcement, and education measures to provide a consistent approach to these issues.
On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces Policy:
The On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces Policy was originally adopted in 1987 and was updated in 2013.
The goal of this policy is to ensure that on-street accessible parking spaces are provided for residents of the City of Windsor with restricted mobility whose needs cannot be accommodated off-street while also accommodating on-street parking.
More information on accessible parking, including instructions on how to apply for an on-street accessible parking space can be found on the Accessible Parking web page.
Council approved the policy on September 23, 2013 (CR185/2013). The policy is available online in portable document format (PDF) below:
Vision Zero Policy:
The Vision Zero Policy establishes the goal of zero fatal and serious injury collisions on Windsor streets. To achieve this goal, the policy directs the development and implementation of a Vision Zero Action Plan. More information is available on the Vision Zero Policy web page.
Transportation Impact Study Guidelines:
The City of Windsor Transportation Impact Study (TIS) Guidelines are provided for the use of development applicants and their transportation engineering consultants. The guidelines identify:
- When a TIS (or limited scope transportation study) is needed for a development application
- Required qualifications for a professional who prepares a TIS
- The required technical content of a TIS
The TIS Guidelines are intended to address the typical range of developments. Since no guideline can address the unique characteristics of every development, the exact requirements for development applications may vary from these guidelines. Applicants or their consultants who need to provide a TIS are encouraged to contact Transportation Planning staff as early as possible to confirm study scope, especially in the case of unique, large, or complex developments.
The TIS Guidelines are provided below:
Transportation Planning Division
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 210
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday (holidays excepted), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please call the policy analyst at (519) 255-6267 ext. 6003.