St. George Street is primarily a residential area and is designated as a neighbourhood bikeway providing a connection to schools and parks. As approved by Council to support outdoor activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary traffic calming measures were designed to encourage all drivers to slow down and reduce traffic during peak travel times, allowing local residents the opportunity to benefit from slow zones to access local amenities. These temporary measures will be monitored for effectiveness through spring 2022. 

Impact to you

  • no eastbound vehicle access to St. George Street from Albert Street, Kyle Street, and Hugh Street; 
  • no westbound vehicle access to St. George Street from Elgin Street, Grant Street, and Buller Street; and
  • no westbound vehicle access to Hope Street from Douglas Street.

Project details

On St. George Street, access will be limited to local traffic from Albert Street to Elgin Street, Kyle Street to Grant Street, and Hugh Street to Buller Street. Barricades will be set up at six intersections on St. George Street to prevent traffic from entering. Vehicles will still be able to exit St. George Street at all intersections.

As the result of driver behaviours noted during the ongoing monitoring of St. George Street and concerns raised by residents, an additional barricade will be set up on Hope Street at the intersection with Douglas Street to prevent westbound traffic from entering. Vehicles will still be able to exit Hope Street at this intersection.

Restrictions will not apply to pedestrians, cyclists, or authorized City service vehicles.

Location

  • St. George Street, between Albert Street and Buller Street. Please see map.
  • Hope Street at intersection with Douglas Street. Please see map.

Timeline

Barriers and signs were installed in March 2021 and will be monitored for one year.

Feedback

This is a pilot project and feedback can be provided via our online form.

Contact

Engineering and Operations
604.469.4619