Speeding and driver behaviour are major concerns for residents within Ottawa. Each year, numerous inquiries are received in pursuit of traffic calming measures to address these issues. Unfortunately, permanent roadway modifications are not always a viable solution. Some locations of concern may not meet the necessary criteria for permanent modifications or in certain instances, the impacts of such modifications are undesirable.
The Temporary Traffic Calming Measures (TTCM) Program facilitates the installation of effective, low cost traffic calming measures that are temporary and/or seasonal in nature. These are quickly and easily installed and can be easily modified where applicable. TTCM offer safety solutions for areas that often do not meet criteria for permanent roadway modifications.
Each Ward Councillor is allocated an annual budget for TTCM. The type of measure along with the implementation location is selected by the Ward Councillor following consultation with Ward residents and technical TTCM Program staff.