Boyer Road Accelerated Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Study

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Boyer Road between Notre-Dame Street and Gaultois Avenue is currently on the City of Ottawa’s waiting list for a Neighbourhood Traffic Calming (NTC) study to address speeding concerns raised by residents. This location qualifies for an accelerated study that the City is piloting since it is classified as a local road and is not on a key emergency response route (as identified by Emergency Services) or on a transit route.

The accelerated NTC study process will only consider the addition of simple permanent roadway modifications that can address speeding concerns and can be implemented more quickly when compared to the regular NTC study process.

Due to the characteristics and classification of Boyer Road, the accelerated NTC study plan proposed the addition of speed humps to the roadway. 

After reviewing the results of the online survey conducted in the fall of 2023, the decision was made not to proceed with the accelerated NTC study of Boyer Road due to lack of community support for the proposed measures. This segment of Boyer Road will remain on the NTC waiting list for a potential future study when it prioritizes city wide. More information, including the “As We Heard It” report outlining the results of the survey is available in the “Online Consultation” section of this webpage.

Speed Humps

Speed humps are raised areas of the roadway, which cause vertical upward movement of traversing vehicles.

speed humps


  • Reduces vehicle speed at/near measure
  • Relatively cost-effective and simple to design and implement
  • Minimal modification of existing roadway geometry, less construction disruption
  • Self-enforcing


  • May increase traffic induced noise and vibrations
  • May impact emergency response activities
  • May increase vehicle travel time
  • May cause discomfort to some drivers

Online Consultation

Proposed Plan

The City has proposed the following conceptual plan to address the concerns raised along Boyer Road and can be viewed in the image below or Proposed Plan [ PDF 5.246 MB ]

Boyer Road plan

An online survey was conducted from September 11 to 29, 2023 to help determine the level of comfort within the community about the proposed plan on Boyer Road.

The results of this survey can be viewed in detail in the As We Heard It report linked below:

Boyer Road As We Heard It Report [ PDF 1.361 MB ]

Overall, 47 per cent of respondents indicated they were very or somewhat comfortable with the proposed plan while 47 per cent indicated they were very or somewhat uncomfortable and 5 per cent indicated they were neutral. Based on these results, it was decided not to proceed with the accelerated NTC study for Boyer Road. This segment of Boyer Road will remain on the NTC waiting list for a potential future study when it prioritizes city wide.


For further information or questions, please contact:

Nick Agro
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 26836