Oakville Launches Improved Website to Combat Speeding and Promote Safer Roads


By Gene Pereira

Published on July 18, 2022 at 1:09 p.m.

The City of Oakville Transportation and Engineering Department has launched a new and improved traffic calming website to promote safety, provide resources and help residents submit reports. INSAUGA PHOTO

Reporting speeding tickets and improving traffic on your street in Oakville just got a little easier.

The City of Oakville Transportation and Engineering Department has launched a new and improved traffic calming website to promote safety, provide resources and help residents submit reports.

The City’s new website gives local residents a step-by-step process on how to begin traffic calming requests. It also provides a dedicated complaints email address ([email protected]).
Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. It has become a tool used by urban planners and traffic engineers in cities and towns to combat speeding and other dangerous behavior by drivers in neighborhoods.

The purpose of traffic calming is to encourage safer and more responsible driving and possibly reduce the flow of traffic.

Traffic calming strategies on minor collector and local roads include speed humps (bumps), roundabouts, and flex bollards (thick posts).

The City says the first step to starting a report is to submit a petition from other residents on your street.
A minimum of 60% of households within the petition boundary must be in favor of traffic calming in order to proceed to the next stage.

For more information on the traffic calming process, visit here.

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