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.
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.
Project Manager, Area Traffic Management
Transportation Services Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 12625