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Neighbourhood Traffic Reviews

The City of Saskatoon started undertaking Neighbourhood Traffic Reviews in 2014 so that traffic engineers had the opportunity to consider the traffic patterns of a neighbourhood holistically. Prior to 2014, neighbourhood transportation issues were addressed on a less effective case-by-case basis. Approximately 8 neighbourhoods are selected for annual reviews based on prioritization criteria that considers outstanding traffic concerns, number of collisions, existing traffic calming measures, age and stage of development of the neighbourhood, and regional representation across the city. 

A neighbourhood traffic review begins with an initial community meeting, typically held between January and June, to engage area residents and hear about their transportation concerns. The Transportation Division then adds this feedback to existing data (i.e. previously reported concerns), and proceeds to collect data, such as traffic volumes, speed and pedestrian studies, and site observations. The data is compiled, reviewed and a list of recommendations is generated in the form of a draft traffic plan. This draft traffic plan, including signage and traffic calming measures, is presented to residents at a second meeting (typically held between September and December of the same year). The City welcomes feedback on the draft plan at the second meeting and through online discussion forums (links below) for approximately one month following the meeting. After this final public input period ends, the traffic plan undergoes any final adjustments before being presented as information to the City’s Standing Policy Committee on Transportation. 

Once a plan is finalized, the measures are implemented:

  • Signage may be installed as early as the spring or summer after the report is finalized (pedestrian crosswalks, no parking, stop and yield, speed signs).
  • Traffic calming measures may be temporarily installed (to assess effectiveness) as early as the spring or summer after the report is finalized. If proven effective, the measures will be installed permanently when funding is available. 
  • Sidewalks or any other permanent measures may be installed when funding is available.

Residents can also report neighbourhood traffic concerns any time by calling Transportation Customer Service at 306-975-2454 or by completing a Community Traffic Issue report.

2018 Neighbourhood Traffic Review

College Park-College Park East

On September 18, community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood traffic plan and its recommendations.

Presentation - September 18, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - September 18, 2018
Recommendations - September 18, 2018
Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2018

An initial public meeting was held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Evan Hardy Collegiate.
Meeting Minutes - January 18, 2018
Presentation - January 18, 2018

Eastview-Nutana Suburban Centre

On September 25, 2018,  community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood traffic plan and its recommendations.

Presentation - September 25, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - September 25, 2018
Recommendations - September 25, 2018
Meeting Minutes - September 25, 2018

An initial public meeting was held on Tuesday, January 16, at Holy Cross High School.
Meeting Minutes - January 16, 2018
Presentation - January 16, 2018

Fairhaven

On November 22, 2018, community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood traffic plan and its recommendations until December 21.
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Presentation - November 22, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - November 22, 2018
Recommendations - November 22, 2018
Meeting Minutes - November 22, 2018 

An initial public meeting was held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at St. Mark School.
Meeting Minutes - May 3, 2018
Presentation, May 3, 2018

Forest Grove

On November 1, 2018, community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood traffic plan and its recommendations.

Presentation - November 1, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - November 1, 2018
Recommendations - November 1, 2018
Meeting Minutes - November 1, 2018

An initial public meeting was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at St. Volodymyr School.
Meeting Minutes, May 1, 2018
Presentation, May 1, 2018

Massey Place

On October 18, 2018, community residents were invited to review the draft Neighbourhood Traffic Plan and its recommendations. 

Presentation - October 18, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - October 18, 2018
Recommendations - October 18, 2018
Meeting Minutes - October 18, 2018

An initial public meeting was held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Bishop Klein School.
Meeting Minutes - April 12, 2018
Presentation - April 12, 2018

River Heights

On October 11, 2018, community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood traffic plan and its recommendations.

Presentation - October 11, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - October 11, 2018
Recommendations - October 11, 2018
Meeting Minutes - October 11, 2018

An initial public meeting was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at St. Anne School.
Meeting Minutes - April 11, 2018
Presentation - April 11, 2018

Riversdale

On October 23, 2018, community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood plan and its recommendations.

Presentation - October 23, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - October 23, 2018
Recommendations - October 23, 2018
Meeting Minutes - October 23, 2018 

An initial public meeting was held on Tuesday, April 24, at Princess Alexandra School.
Meeting Minutes - April 24, 2018
Presentation -  April 24, 2018

Westview

On November 29, 2018, community residents were invited to review the draft neighbourhood plan and its recommendations until January 4, 2019. 
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Presentation - November 29, 2018
Draft Traffic Plan - November 29, 2018
Recommendations - November 29, 2018
Meeting Minutes - November 29, 2018

An initial public meeting was held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Caroline Robins School.
Meeting Minutes - April 19, 2018
Presentation - April 19, 2018
 

2017 Neighbourhood Traffic Review

Buena Vista

On April 16, 2018, the Buena Vista Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Dundonald

On May 14, 2018, the Dundonald Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Erindale / Arbor Creek

On March 12, 2018, the Erindale / Arbor Creek Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

North Industrial and Hudson Bay Industrial

On February 13, 2018, the North Industrial and Hudson Bay Industrial Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed.

North Park / Richmond Heights

On May 14, 2018, the North Park / Richmond Heights Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed.

Pleasant Hill

On April 16, 2018, the Pleasant Hill Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed.

Queen Elizabeth / Exhibition

On April 16, 2018, the Queen Elizabeth / Exhibition Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed.

Silverwood Heights

On May 14, 2018, the Silverwood Heights Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed.

Wildwood

On April 16, 2018, the Wildwood Traffic Plan was presented to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices will be installed temporarily. The devices will be reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed.

2016 Neighbourhood Traffic Review

Grosvenor Park

On Monday April 24, 2017 City Council adopted the Grosvenor Park Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Hampton Village

On June 26, 2017, City Council adopted the Hampton Village Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Lakeridge

On March 27, 2017, City Council adopted the Lakeridge Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Parkridge

On March 27, 2017, City Council adopted the Parkridge Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Silverspring

On May 23, 2017, City Council adopted the Silverspring Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Stonebridge

On September 25, 2017, the Stonebridge Traffic Management Plan was presented to City Council. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Sutherland

On Monday April 24, 2017 City Council adopted the Sutherland Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Willowgrove

On March 27, 2017, City Council adopted the Willowgrove Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

2015 Neighbourhood Traffic Reviews

Adelaide-Churchill

On April 25, 2016, City Council adopted the Adelaide-Churchill Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Avalon

Over the course of the year in 2015, the City engaged the Avalon community and undertook neighbourhood traffic analysis to develop a new Avalon Traffic Management Plan (formerly adopted by City Council in early 2016). The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. Despite the new plan, two concerns continued to be raised in the community: 1) Traffic calming on Glasgow Street; and 2) Geometric changes to Clarence Avenue.

Accordingly, a supplementary community meeting was held in January 2016. At this meeting, a recommendation was made to trial pinch points as a method to reduce the amount of short-cutting traffic. This was generally supported by the meeting attendees. The Avalon Traffic Management Plan was amended to include the recommendation to evaluate pinch points as a trial at two locations on Glasgow Street between Clarence Avenue and Broadway Avenue. The pinch point trial was presented to Council. 

In March 2017, a Glasgow Street Traffic Review report was presented to Council to summarize the findings of the pinch point trial. The pinch points were subsequently removed and a new recommendation was made to institute northbound left turn and eastbound left turn restrictions at the intersection of Glasgow Street and Clarence Avenue. This measure was also to be instituted on a trial basis in an attempt to reduce short-cutting on Glasgow Street. 

The Clarence Avenue geometric/street alignment changes were completed in the fall of 2017. The trial northbound left turn and eastbound left turn restrictions was installed after the Clarence Avenue construction was completed. The Administration provided a report that included traffic observations and public feedback on this trial to the Public Hearing Meeting of City Council on June 25, 2018. The northbound left turn and eastbound left turn restrictions were subsequently removed. 

The Administration provided a follow-up report (see pgs 5-52) to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation in October 2018 for the purposes of providing more information. No further changes are planned for Glasgow Street, Clarence Avenue, or Turner Avenue.

Confederation Park

On April 25, 2016, City Council adopted the Confederation Park Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Greystone Heights

On April 25, 2016, City Council adopted the Greystone Heights Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Lakeview

On February 29, 2016, City Council adopted the Lakeview Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Meadowgreen

On February 29, 2016, City Council adopted the Meadowgreen Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Montgomery Place

On May 24, 2016, City Council adopted the Montgomery Place Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Mount Royal

On April 25, 2016, City Council adopted the Mount Royal Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

2014 Neighbourhood Traffic Reviews

Brevoort Park

On February 23, 2015, City Council adopted the Brevoort Park Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Caswell Hill

On March 23, City Council adopted the Caswell Hill Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

City Park

On April 27, 2015, City Council adopted the City Park Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Haultain

On April 27, 2015, City Council adopted the Haultain Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Holliston

On February 23, 2015, City Council adopted the Holliston Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Hudson Bay Park

On February 23, 2015, City Council adopted the Hudson Bay Park Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Mayfair Kelsey-Woodlawn

On August 19, 2014, City Council adopted the Mayfair / Kelsey-Woodlawn Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of measures to improve traffic conditions within these neighbourhoods. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Nutana

On May 25, 2015, City Council adopted the Nutana Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

A design charrette was held on September 23, 2017 to discuss the community's desires for the public space created by the 14th Street closure between Temperance Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The community provided comments and completed workbooks during the session. An additional meeting will be held in Fall 2019 to discuss design concepts. 

Varsity View

On May 25, 2015, City Council adopted the Varsity View Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Westmount

On February 23, 2015, City Council adopted the Westmount Traffic Management Plan. The plan includes a number of traffic calming devices and signage to improve conditions in the neighbourhood. The recommended traffic calming devices have all been installed temporarily. The devices are being reviewed and monitored. Devices that are performing effectively will be installed permanently as funding becomes available. Traffic calming devices that are not performing as intended or have created operational issues have been removed. 

Vertical Traffic Calming Pilot Project

The City is undertaking a pilot project to install temporary vertical traffic calming devices in neighbourhoods.  This pilot is being initiated at the direction of City Council and is in response to inquiries from residents to investigate new methods of reducing neighbourhood traffic speeds. The traffic calming device that has been selected for this pilot project is a rubber speed hump. Four locations have been approved for the pilot including:

The Vic Boulevard and Nemeiben Road installations were installed in July 2018 and removed in October 2018. The 29th Street and Stensrud Road installations were installed in August 2018 and removed in October 2018.

The Administration will be reporting back to City Council in early 2019 with the results of the pilot project.