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Grosvenor Park Traffic Review: Meeting Minutes

Grosvenor Park Neighbourhood Traffic Review
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Grosvenor Park United Church
Meeting Minutes (City website)
Meeting Powerpoint presentation (City website)

Shaping Saskatoon discussion page for the Grosvenor Park Traffic Review

1. What ideas or solutions do you have to improve traffic flow/safety in your neighbourhood (what’s working or not working)?
2. Identify additional traffic issues and solutions in Grosvenor Park.

Mail-in or email comments no later than May 14, 2016
Additional public input via City on-line Community Engagement webpage no later than May 14, 2016

General Timeline:
• Stage 1 – Identify issues and possible solutions through community consultation (April to Fall 2016)
• Stage 2 – Develop a draft traffic plan
• Stage 3 – Present draft traffic plan to community for feedback (Fall 2016)
• Stage 4 – Implement changes over time (Beginning Spring 2017)

Past Concerns Received
• Bate Crescent
• Isbister Street
• Lake Crescent
• 14th Street
• Main Street
• Back lanes
• Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (222 Copland Crescent) & area

A neighbourhood review aims to get input from area residents about neighbourhood issues relating to speed, pedestrian safety and increased traffic volume, short cutting, etc. Only local and collector streets are reviewed as part of a neighbourhood; arterials are treated differently.

A typical neighbourhood review will begin with a community meeting held early in year, typically between January to March to engage area residents and hear about their concerns.

The Transportation Division then reviews these concerns and follows up with traffic volume, speed and pedestrian studies in areas identified as a major concern and field reviews will be completed. Traffic monitoring data will be used to determine the recommended mitigation, such as signage or traffic calming measures, and a full plan will be presented to residents at a secondary meeting. We welcome as much feedback and comments as we can get, so we also offer the plans and online discussions at Shaping Saskatoon for a month. Once the plan is received and agreed upon by residents, it is then submitted to City Council for approval.

Once a plan is approved by council, the measures are implemented.

– Signage may be installed (pedestrian crosswalks, no parking, stop and yield, speed signs)
– Traffic calming may be installed temporary until proven effective
– Sidewalks or any other permanent measures may be installed when funding is available.

Spring Street Sweeping Blitz Underway

The blitz is designed to collect the bulk of the debris left behind over winter, which in turn increases efficiency and cost effectiveness of the City Wide Neighbourhood Sweeping program. The Blitz will also remove sand and debris from medians where snow was stored. Sweepers will go around parked vehicles during the Blitz program; parking enforcement will not be applied.

If the weather cooperates, neighborhood curb-to-curb street sweeping will start Sunday, May 1. Signs will guide you to move your vehicles off the road.

Pothole reporting

Pothole reporting – starts April 4

Once the snow melts and the hot asphalt mix is available for use in the spring, the City begins its annual pothole blitz. City and private crews head out in full force to patch potholes across the city, beginning with high-traffic priority streets. Potholes in driving lanes are prioritized ahead of curbside potholes.

Help guide us to where the worst potholes are by reporting online at: https://www.saskatoon.ca/moving-around/driving-roadways/road-maintenance-repair/pothole-utility-cut-repairs
Or call 306-975-2476 to report emergency locations.

Traffic Issue Online Map

New! Report a Traffic Issue Online Map

Would you like to report a traffic concern? The new Traffic Issue Online Map replaces the previous web form, so you can report traffic concerns associated with road users, road signage/signals, and safety on any Saskatoon street.

Not only will you be able to report more accurately and efficiently, but the new tool will also streamline internal customer service processes, and allow for greater efficiencies in tracking and dealing with reports in a timely and effective manner. Check it out at saskatoon.ca/TrafficIssuesMap.