|Alderside Road is located within a right-of-way on CPR lands, on Port Moody's north shore. It is a unique road used as an extension of the Port Moody Inlet Trail. Cars share the road with pedestrians on a daily basis who frequently use the road for walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, strollers and dog-walking. The road is also used by young children walking to and from school.
In 2005, a neighborhood advisory committee for traffic calming was formed and some measures were implemented by the city such the as painting of curbs, placement of seven speed control signs (30 km zone), three playground area signs, four slow down signs and three warning signs of hidden driveways.
In 2006, two public consultation questionnaires were sent to residents presenting a traffic calming plan which included speed humps on this road. From the responses and the first survey, there was no consensus on support of the plan. The results on the second questionnaire indicated that the majority of residents were against physical traffic calming devices. However, there was a common concern about the safety of pedestrians sharing the road with cars.
From the results of the process, the City improved signage in this road, including placement of seven "Shared Roadway" signs, pavement markings, bike lane improvement, etc.
The City also built a curb extension in the vicinity of 800 block to control speed of merging traffic onto Alderside Road.
When using Alderside Road, either driving, walking or biking, please think about your safety and the others. With common-sense, we can co-exist without any one element unduly impacting the other. Let’s share the road safely.
For more information, please contact our Transportation Engineer or call 604.469.4567.
Last updated: 29/10/2013 2:22:07 PM