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Ravine Drive is a windy collectior road posted at 40 km/h. This street is experiencing high traffic speeds and measures are proposed to control speed and improve traffic safety for the lower portion of the road.

The Lower Ravine Drive Traffic Calming Initiative commenced in July of 2007 with the formation of the Neighbourhood Advisory Committee (NAC) in October of 2007. The NAC formulated a draft traffic calming plan that was presented to the Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) in February of 2008 and forwarded to Committee of the Whole (CoW). Based on further neighbourhood input, the draft plan was refined. The final draft traffic calming plan consisted of a curb return radius reduction, a section of centre median and a series of curb extensions. This plan was formulated based on neighbourhood input, the Transportation Association of Canada: Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming (1998), and best engineering practices.

This traffic calming plan was developed in consultation with the community.

With 164 addresses in the defined neighbourhood area, the response rate was 57%. The results indicated that there is a high level support for the draft traffic calming plan from Ravine Drive residents but less support from residents on the adjoining streets.

In recognition of the strong support from directly affected Ravine Drive residents as well as the concerns of the indirectly affected cul-de-sac residents, Traffic Safety Committee revised the final draft traffic calming plan to reduce the number of devices to minimize access impact to the cul-de-sac’s while retaining some traffic calming to improve traffic safety/livability on Ravine Drive. The plan revisions are shown on attached Figure 1 and described in the table below.

Location on Ravine Drive  Neighbourhood Survey No. 3 Plan  Revised Traffic Calming Plan   Rationale
Heritage Mountain Boulevard Curb Radius Reduction  Curb Radius Reduction Will slow traffic when turning off of Heritage Mountain Boulevard and improve pedestrian visibility at the north-south crosswalk 
Arrow-wood Place Median north of intersection Deferred for future consideration  
Boulderwood / Brackenridge Place Curb extensions north and south of intersection Curb extensions on north (crosswalk) side only Will improve pedestrian sightlines and decrease pedestrian walking distance. Eliminating the south curb extensions will address the access concerns of cul-de-sac residents
Briarwood Place Curb extensions north and south of intersection Deleted Eliminating the curb extensions will address the access concerns of cul-de-sac residents 
41/42 Ravine Drive Curb extensions at crosswalk Curb extensions at crosswalk  will improve pedestrian sightlines and decrease pedestrian walking distance 
Creekstone Place  Curb extensions east and west of intersection  Deleted  Eliminating the curb extensions will address the access concerns of cul-de-sac residents 

On the October 14, 2008 Committee of the Whole meeting, the modified draft plan was approved for implementation.

For more information, please contact our Transportation Engineer or call 604.469.4567.

Last updated: 29/10/2013 2:21:14 PM