The Moody Centre residential area, which is bounded by Albert St. and the Barnet Highway in the west, Moray St. to the east, Henry Street and Gatensbury Road in the south and St. Johns Street to the north, is severely impacted by traffic flows along St. John’s Street and Murray/Clark Street.
Before moving forward with more traffic calming, the City of Port Moody retained a consultant in June 2006 to prepare an update report on the existing and future traffic operations in the area, along with recommendations to ensure that future devices meet the current needs of the neighborhood.
A mail-in survey was conducted in December 2006 to ascertain community input on existing traffic calming works, present traffic issues, travel behaviours, and level of comfort for addiitonal traffic calming. Based on the survey results, site observation and traffic data, the consultant (Opus-Hamilton) developed three options for traffic calming and presented them at the February 22, 2007 Open House. A second questionnaire seeking public input into the three options were mailed out to the community. The results of the second questionnaire were compiled and presented to the Traffic Safety Committee on May 16, 2007.
A summary of the study with a recommended traffic calming plan was presented to the Traffic Safety Committee and representatives of the Moody Centre Community Association.
Public consultation & final report
Staff and the consultant made a presentation at an open house meeting of the Moody Centre Community Association on May 29, 2007, Feedback from the community meeting was incorporated into a final recommendation to Council wihich was endorsed on September 11, 2007. Please click the Moody Centre Traffic Study, Final Report link in the Related Information box to view the report.
Staff commenced the implementation of the plan using interim devices in the summer of 2008. A new traffic circle has been installed at the intersection of St. George Street and Mary Street and speed humps were installed on Hope Street. Traffic "chokers" were also installed at the intersections of Elgin Street/St. Johns Street and Douglas Street/St. Johns Street. Raised medians are being constructed in November 2008 on Gatensbury Road along with curb extensions at the intersection of Henry Street and Grant Street . Based on feedback from local residents and businesses, council directed staff on October 28, 2008 to remove the traffic choker at St. Johns Street and Elgin Street. Staff are monitoring the performance of the remaining devices.
For more information, please contact our Transportation Engineer or call 604.469.4567.