Speed Reduction Program

Keeping our Roads Safe

Roads in the Town of Lincoln are 50 km/hr unless otherwise noted by signs.

The Town of Lincoln is launched a Speed Reduction Campaign to help improve motorist, cyclist and pedestrian safety.  The campaign focuses on a three-phased approach to reducing speeds in the community:

  1. Increasing awareness of speed limits across our community and the importance of slowing down through digital feedback signs
  2. Reducing regulated speeds in high risk areas
  3. Enforcement in known problem areas
     

Digital Speed Feedback Signs

  • In 2017, a total of 47 locations were able to be trended for speed conditions
  • Signs are deployed in pairs and were typically in place for a period of two weeks
  • It is important to note that although infrequent speeding has been captured at many monitored locations, speed data collected to date identifies that the majority of motorists are respecting the post speed limits on the majority of targeted roadways
  • Areas where speed concerns are noted, targeted police enforcement and a site specific action plan is pursued to assist with traffic calming
  • In 2018, the program continues with larger, solar powered signs that will remain in place for up to three months to either validate trends from 2017 or areas where a higher degree of driver awareness is required
     

Portable Speed Humps

Speed humps are a tool used to slow down and control traffic. Drivers are typically unsure of what these obstructions are, so they slow down to approcah them.

For this pilot, the advantage of using this temporary traffic calming program prior to any permanent installation is that it provides an opportunity for the Town to test the traffic device for effectiveness as well as obtain public input at a relatively low cost.

  • Two areas were identified for this pilot in 2017 - Serena Drive at Alyssa Drive and Garden Gate Terrace near Hilary Bald Park
    • As such, Town staff conducted an online survey to directly engage the public and to obtain their thoughts on each pilot programs success
    • The results of both surveys reflect that a high percentage of residents in the piloted neighbourhoods consider speeding a common occurrence
  • In 2018, the following locations have been identified:
    • Ashby Drive - midblock at Ashby Drive Park
    • Fourth Avenue - midblock between Jordan Road and 19th Street
    • Serena Drive - midblock between Alyssa Drive and the Fleming Centre
       

Speed Reduction

A number of urban and rural roads were identified for signed speed reduction as a result of the digital feedback sign program, along with the following criteria:

  • presence of a school
  • adjacent neighbourhood parks
  • no prescence of sidewalks in rural areas where pedestrian traffic is common

Implemented 40 km/hr Speed Reductions (from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr)

STREET

FROM

TO

Ashby Drive

Hillside Drive

Cherrywood Drive

Cedarbrook Lane

Greenlane

Friesen Boulevard

Central Avenue

John Street

King Street

Drake Avenue

Garden Gate Terrace

Ontario Street

Elizabeth Street

Highland Park Drive

Mountain Road

Fourth Avenue

Jordan Road

Nineteenth Street

Frederick Avenue

Victoria Avenue (North)

Victoria Avenue (South)

Garden Gate Terrace

John Street

Greenlane

John Charles Boulevard

Frederick Avenue (North)

Frederick Avenue (South)

John Street

Bartlett Road

Ontario Street

Maple Avenue

East Avenue

Central Avenue

Rittenhouse Road

King Street

Victoria Avenue

Serena Drive

Ontario Street

Alyssa Drive

William Street

Elizabeth Street

King Street

Alyssa Drive

Ontario Street

Serena Drive

St. Georges Drive

Elizabeth Street

Stadlebauer Drive


Implemented 50 km/hr Speed Reductions (from 60 km/hr to 50 km/hr)

STREET

FROM

TO

Ninth Street

Eighth Avenue (RR69)

Fourth Avenue

Cherry Avenue

Fly Road

King Street (RR81)


For more information, contact the Town's Public Works Department.

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