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 has 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 using digital feedback signs
  2. Reducing regulated speeds in high risk areas
  3. Enforcement in known problem areas
     

Digital Speed Feedback Signs

  • Signs are deployed in pairs and are typically in place for a period of two weeks
  • In areas where speed concerns are noted, staff continue to trend speed data and develop site specific action plans.
  • In addition to developing traffic calming solutions to combat speeding, trended speed data is shared with Niagara Regional Police and problem areas are targeted for speed enforcement
  • It is important to note that although infrequent speeding has been captured at many monitored locations, speed data collected to date identifies that most motorists are respecting the post speed limits on the majority of targeted roadways
View areas (yearly) with digital feedback sign results on the digital community map (CGIS)

Instructions for digital map: once you have opened the map in your browser, select the "Digital Speed Sign Results" option from the window on the right hand side (this will apply the layer to reveal the areas with digital speed signs)


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 approach them.

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.

The Town continues to relocate speed humps to areas where data indicates there may be a concern to determine if these devices are effective for that area.  Once the devices are removed, staff will conduct an online survey to directly engage the public and obtain their thoughts for each pilot program.

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