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Provence Avenue Area Traffic Management Study

Project Status: 
Underway

Public Open House – June 18, 2019

Posted: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 2:32 pm
Last updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019, 2:51 pm

Dates & Times

Tuesday, June 18, 2019,
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location

François Dupuis Recreation Centre
2263 Portobello Boulevard
Ottawa, ON K4A 0X3

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Provence Avenue Area Traffic Management Study to examine alternative solutions to address traffic related concerns. The purpose of this Open House is to solicit input from the community and other interested parties on the proposed traffic calming solutions and to gather feedback that will help the study team determine the preferred solution. 

In order to gather your feedback on the proposed concept plans, we strongly encourage you to complete the survey online by Wednesday, July 31.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please email the Project Manager in advance of the open house.

We hope to see you there!

Contact

Lindsay Thomas
Phone: 
613-580-2424, poste 12625

Provence Avenue ATM Pre-Study Phase

The City of Ottawa is considering conducting an Area Traffic Management (ATM) study along Provence Avenue between Valin Street and Brian Coburn Boulevard.

In July 2017, the City received a request to conduct an ATM study along Provence Avenue. Speeding was the main traffic concern noted along this street. The purpose of an ATM study is to address community concerns related to traffic on existing streets.

There are three phases of the ATM process:

  • Pre-Study: Identify request's chief concern, screen request, prioritize request, confirm community support to initiate study
  • Study: Confirm traffic issues, preliminary investigation, develop a traffic calming plan
  • Implementation: Confirm funding and place order, design and construction, monitoring and evaluation

Provence Avenue is currently in the “pre-study” phase.  It passed screening and is now currently at the top of the ATM Program’s priority list. If it is deemed that there is enough support to initiate the ATM study, the “study” phase would be initiated with further analysis of the current traffic conditions. Together, with community participation in online surveys and open house meetings, the City would typically make recommendations for various types of traffic calming measures suitable for the character and constraints of the street. Potential impacts, both positive and negative, of the proposed options would be discussed before a recommended plan is selected. Once the study recommendations have been finalized and funding secured, the approved traffic calming plan would proceed to design and construction in the “implementation” phase. It should be noted that the entire process from study initiation to final construction can take several years to complete.

Potential Traffic Calming Measures

Traffic calming is defined as the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behaviour and improve conditions for non-motorized street users. Presented for your consideration, are eight potential traffic calming measures that are frequently used to alleviate neighbourhood traffic issues.

A raised section of the road that causes a vertical deflection of both the vehicle’s wheels and frame.
Speed Humps - A raised section of the road that causes a vertical deflection of both the vehicle’s wheels and frame.

An island located at the centre of an intersection, which requires vehicles to travel through the intersection in a counter-clockwise direction around the island.
Mini-Roundabouts - An island located at the centre of an intersection, which requires vehicles to travel through the intersection in a counter-clockwise direction around the island.

Also called bulb-outs, these features narrow the travel lanes at intersections.
Intersection Narrowings - Also called bulb-outs, these features narrow the travel lanes at intersections.

Also called bulb-outs, these features narrow the travel lanes at mid-block locations.
Mid-Block Narrowings - Also called bulb-outs, these features narrow the travel lanes at mid-block locations.

This option reduces the pedestrian crossing distance at intersections while encouraging motorists to make slower turns around the corners.
Curb-Radii Reductions - This option reduces the pedestrian crossing distance at intersections while encouraging motorists to make slower turns around the corners.

A controlled pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection or mid-block constructed at a higher elevation than the adjacent roadway.
Raised Crosswalks - A controlled pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection or mid-block constructed at a higher elevation than the adjacent roadway.

A series of curb extensions or islands on alternating sides of the road which narrow the roadway and deflect the travel path of a vehicle. Typically, two or three are implemented in a series.
Chicanes - A series of curb extensions or islands on alternating sides of the road which narrow the roadway and deflect the travel path of a vehicle. Typically, two or three are implemented in a series.

Raised concrete (or painted) island constructed on the centreline of a two-way roadway which reduces the width of the adjacent travel lanes.
Medians - Raised concrete (or painted) island constructed on the centreline of a two-way roadway which reduces the width of the adjacent travel lanes.

Survey

In order to evaluate whether there is a reasonable level of support to initiate an ATM study along Provence Avenue, we strongly encourage you to complete the survey online by Monday, August 13, 2018.

Contact

Lindsay Thomas
Project Manager, Area Traffic Management
Transportation Services Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 12625
lindsay.thomas@ottawa.ca