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Grosvenor Park Traffic Review Update

The Grosvenor Park Neighbourhood Traffic Review is now complete and will be going to the City Council meeting on April 24, 2017 for final approval.

Recommendation
That the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation recommend to City Council: That the Neighbourhood Traffic Review for the Grosvenor Park neighbourhood be adopted as the framework for future traffic improvements in the area, to be undertaken as funding is made available through the annual budget process.

Report Highlights
A Neighbourhood Traffic Plan for the Grosvenor Park neighbourhood was developed in consultation with the community in response to concerns such as speeding, traffic shortcutting, and pedestrian safety. The plan will be implemented over time as funding for the improvements is available.

Strategic Goal
This report supports the Strategic Goal of Moving Around by providing a plan to guide the installation of traffic calming devices and pedestrian safety enhancements to improve the safety of pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists.

Background
A public meeting was held in April 2016 to identify traffic concerns and potential solutions within the Grosvenor Park neighbourhood. Representatives from the Saskatoon Police Service were in attendance to address traffic enforcement issues. Based on the residents’ input provided at the initial public meeting and the analysis of the traffic data collected, a Neighbourhood Traffic Plan was developed and presented to the community at a second public meeting held in January 2017.

City of Sasktoon Traffic Review Report (report)
City of Saskatoon Traffic Review Presentation

City Growth Plan Questionnaire

CORRIDOR PLANNING PROGRAM QUESTIONNAIRE

The City of Saskatoon is acting on the Growth Plan to Half a Million, starting with the core initiative of Corridor Growth.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SHAPE OUR CORRIDORS!

Complete a Questionnaire March 20 – April 10 Find it at saskatoon.ca/corridor-growth

Residents, Business Owners, and Community Leaders are invited to provide input on the development of the Corridor Planning Program.

This questionnaire should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

The Growth Plan explores ways to encourage growth and redevelopment near Saskatoon’s major corridors in order to reduce outward growth pressures, provide more housing options close to employment areas, and enhance transportation choices throughout the City. Residents have expressed a desire for sustainable growth options and a better balance of outward and upward growth. Corridor Growth is essential to transforming low-density, auto-centric land uses into vibrant, complete communities that support attractive transit. The Growth Plan identifies a shortlist of major corridors with greatest potential for redevelopment and supporting future Bus Rapid Transit. These corridors include portions of: 8th Street East, Preston Avenue, 22nd Street West and Idlywyld Drive North.

For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/growth or contact us at 306-986-3039.

Grosvenor Park Traffic – Discussion

On April 14, 2016 Grosvenor Park residents participated in discussions and identified ideas and solutions to address traffic concerns in their neighbourhood. Based on feedback and information received during this meeting, other sources, traffic counts and existing traffic studies, the Transportation Division has prepared a draft neighbourhoodwide traffic plan.

The meeting on January 11th 2017 provided Grosvenor Park residents, business owners, property owners, local groups and other stakeholders an opportunity to comment on specific traffic adjustments being proposed for this neighbourhood.

If you missed this meeting, or want to see some of the draft traffic plans or presentation, please visit this City of Saskatoon Shaping Saskatoon discussion page:

http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/discussions/grosvenor-park-neighbourhood-traffic-review-1

Grosvenor Park Traffic Review

Grosvenor Park Neighbourhood Traffic Review
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Albert Community Centre – 3rd Floor Loft
610 Clarence Avenue South

Residents of the Grosvenor Park neighbourhood are invited to attend a public meeting to review and discuss a draft neighbourhood-wide traffic plan for their area. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

On April 14, 2016 Grosvenor Park residents participated in discussions and identified ideas and solutions to address traffic concerns in their neighbourhood. Based on feedback and information received during this meeting, other sources, traffic counts and existing traffic studies, the Transportation Division has prepared a draft neighbourhood wide traffic plan. The meeting on January 11th will provide Grosvenor Park residents, business owners, property owners, local groups and other stakeholders an opportunity to comment on specific traffic adjustments being proposed for this neighbourhood.

Please join us as we discuss the traffic issues that affect you and your neighbourhood.

Please send comments to:
Justine Marcoux, Transportation Engineer
Transportation & Utilities Department, City of Saskatoon
222-3rd Avenue North Saskatoon, S7K 0J5
Email: justine.marcoux@saskatoon.ca
Ph: (306) 975-2454 Fax: (306) 975-2971

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.

Grosvenor Park Neighbourhood Traffic Review

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grosvenor Park United Church
Cumberland Avenue & 14th Street

Are there traffic concerns in your neighbourhood? Do you have ideas and suggestions to address the issues? We want to hear from you!

Residents of Grosvenor Park are invited to attend a public meeting to identify and discuss local traffic issues in the neighbourhood. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

The Transportation Division will examine the issues identified at this meeting, gather additional information through traffic counts, and prepare a comprehensive plan to ad- dress traffic concerns across the entire Grosvenor Park neighbourhood. The plan will be presented at a follow-up meeting in fall 2016.

All local stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please join us as we discuss the traffic issues that affect your neighbourhood.

Please send comments to:
Justine Nyen, Transportation Engineer
Transportation & Utilities Department, City of Saskatoon
222-3rd Avenue North Saskatoon, S7K 0J5
Email: justine.nyen@saskatoon.ca Ph: (306) 975-2454 Fax: (306) 975-2971

Main St. & Wiggins Proposed Traffic Restriction

You are invited to meet with the Transportation Division and the Varsity View Community Association to discuss a proposed temporary restriction of the east-west traffic movement on Main Street at the Wiggins Avenue intersection. In 2014, the City of Saskatoon completed a Neighbourhood Traffic Review for Varsity View. An issue that was raised by residents was traffic on Main Street. The Transportation Division subsequently proposed a temporary solution.

The temporary solution would be left in place for two years, evaluated for effectiveness, and a decision made to either remove the restriction, or make it permanent. City Council subsequently asked that more consultation take place before making its decision.

Accordingly, on Wednesday October 14, 2015, at 7:00 pm, staff from the Transportation Division will be in attendance for the VVCA meeting at the Brunskill School Library. We invite you to come and discuss the proposed restriction with us.

Your cooperation and involvement in developing your neighbourhood traffic plan is greatly appreciated. For more information, or if you have any feedback, questions or concerns, regarding this proposal, please contact:
Jay Magus, Engineering Manager, Transportation, City of Saskatoon
306-975-3171 or jay.magus@saskatoon.ca

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Varsity View and Nutana Neighbourhood Traffic Plans

Varsity View and Nutana Neighbourhood Traffic Plans

Varsity View and Nutana neighbourhoods have both undergone neighbourhood traffic planning processes that have resulted in a number of proposals to improve traffic safety. These will be recommended for approval at City Council on Monday, May 25.

Nutana’s plan can be found at page 1189 of the Full Council Agenda. The main changes being proposed in Nutana are:

• Closure of the 9th St on-ramp onto the Idylwyld Freeway and removal of the roundabout at 9th and McPherson (to reduce cross-cutting traffic down 9th St)
• Installation of pedestrian activated crosswalks at 9th and Broadway and 11th and Clarence
• Alterations at intersection of Lansdowne/Temperance/14th including: Closure of small section of 14th between Temperance and Lansdowne; Reconfiguration of median to create more defined turns onto Temperance from Lansdowne and vice versa to reduce high speed cornering and accidents at that corner.
• Plus numerous more minor additional curb extensions, signage, and other changes to address specific interesections.

Varsity View’s Traffic Plan can be found at page 133 of the Council Agenda: The changes being proposed are not as significant in Varsity View, but consist of a number of new crosswalks, additional signage, as well as the pedestrian light at Clarence and 11th. There is also a recommendation to install a barrier at Main St and Wiggins forcing East/West traffic to be diverted to reduce the cross cutting traffic down Main St. This proposal was not considered at the neighbourhood meeting as a whole and has raised some concerns at the Community Association level because it was outside of the rest of the process so will be revisited for further discussion.

Bike to Work Day! June 24, 2015

Commuters! Choose to Bike To Work on June 24th and enjoy some fun and grab-n-go refreshments provided by local businesses and organizations! Check out the stations at our website and stop by a commuter station (or two or three) around the city on your way to work between 7 and 9 AM!

Mission:
The mission of Bike To Work Day (BTWD) Saskatoon is to attract new cyclists to community while celebrating the efforts of those who already use their bikes to get to and from work and other commitments.

What to Expect:
Commuter stations will be set up at various locations around the city from 7-9 AM on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. They will be hosted by participating local businesses and organizations and the public can enjoy grab-and-go refreshments, information, and some fun on their way to work! Check out the map for an updated list of stations and plan your route to stop by one or more of them!

Why Bike to Work?
Cycling is a healthy, convenient, and low-cost form of everyday transportation that improves our community by decreasing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution. We hope this event inspires more people to think of cycling as a regular means of transportation and to experience the benefits of arriving at work feeling refreshed, energized, and alert.

Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon

Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon – the City’s public planning initiative to develop a Growth Plan to Half a Million that will help guide future infrastructure investments for the next 30 to 40 years.

The next round of Growth Plan public engagement is being planned from February 25 to March 18. It will feature two workshop-style events on March 3 at TCU Place, a Campus Consultation on March 10 at Louis’ Loft at the U of S, as well as an online survey from February 25 to March 18 at www.growingfwd.ca. This engagement will:
· present the recommended long-term plans for Corridor Growth, Transit and Core Bridges for confirmation; and,
· begin discussion about implementation priorities for these plans (what do we make happen in 0-5 years, 5-10 years, 10-20 years?).

A key component of the Growth Plan is development of a new transit system with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to help provide more attractive options for moving around the city. As discussed during our engagement before Christmas, providing a greater variety of transit services to suit more user needs would include BRT running along 8th Street to Preston Avenue and College Drive. If adopted, BRT along Preston Avenue would likely be developed in stages, beginning with increased service and moving towards eventual dedication of road space over several years. This will be discussed in greater detail during the next round of Growth Plan public engagement starting February 25.

Learn more and get involved at www.growingfwd.ca

Nutana Neighbourhood Traffic Review

Thursday, January 9, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue South

On October 1, 2013, Nutana neighbourhood residents participated in discussion and identified issues and ideas to address traffic concerns in their neighbourhood. On September 9, 2014 residents provided comments on the Draft Neighbourhood Traffic Plan.

On Thursday, January 8, 2015 Nutana residents, business owners, property owners, local groups and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on:

– Revised traffic control in the area bound by Clarence Avenue, Victoria Avenue, 12th Street and 8th Street (including Main Street and cut-through traffic)
– Dufferin Avenue sample roundabouts
– 9th Street shortcutting issues – Idylwyld Drive directional closure and removal of roundabout at McPherson Avenue
– The intersections of 14th Street/Temperance Street/Lansdowne Avneue safety issues – roadway realignment

The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

Please join us as we discuss the traffic issues the affect you and your neighbourhood.

For drawings of the proposed changes please visit the Shaping Saskatoon webpage

Varsity View Neighbourhood Traffic Review

Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue South

Residents of the Varsity View neighbourhood are invited to attend a public meeting to review and discuss a draft traffic plan for their area. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

On January 21, 2014 Varsity View residents participated in discussions and identified ideas and solutions to address traffic concerns in their neighbourhood. Based on feedback and information received during this meeting, other sources, traffic counts and existing traffic studies, the Transportation Division has prepared a draft area-wide traffic plan. The meeting on December 11th will provide Varsity View residents, business owners, property owners, local groups and other stakeholders an opportunity to comment on specific traffic adjustments being proposed for this neighbourhood.

Please join us as we discuss the traffic issues that affect you and your neighbourhood.

Varsity View Neighbourhood Traffic Review

Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue South

Residents of the Varsity View neighbourhood are invited to attend a public meeting to review and discuss a draft traffic plan for their area. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

On January 21, 2014 Varsity View residents participated in discussions and identified ideas and solutions to address traffic concerns in their neighbourhood. Based on feedback and information received during this meeting, other sources, traffic counts and existing traffic studies, the Transportation Division has prepared a draft area-wide traffic plan. The meeting on December 11th will provide Varsity View residents, business owners, property owners, local groups and other stakeholders an opportunity to comment on specific traffic adjustments being proposed for this neighbourhood.

Please join us as we discuss the traffic issues that affect you and your neighbourhood.

Please send comments to:
Justine Nyen, Traffic Safety Engineer
Transportation & Utilities Department, City of Saskatoon
222-3rd Avenue North Saskatoon, S7K 0J5
Email: justine.nyen@saskatoon.ca Ph: (306) 975-2454 Fax: (306) 975-2971

Varsity View Neighbourhood Traffic Review

The City of Saskatoon (COS) hosted the first in a series of traffic review meetings on January 21st at the Albert Community Center.  The purpose of this meeting was to collect resident and stakeholder feedback on new and existing traffic concerns in the Varsity View area.  This is the first of three meetings that will occur between the City, residents and stakeholders, with follow-up meetings being planned for spring and fall 2014.  It should be noted that this review is considering the Varisty View area, but not the Grosvenor Park area, as Grosvenor will have it’s own separate review.

During this session, residents and stakeholders were asked to give their feedback and suggestions on current traffic issues and potential solutions.  COS traffic engineers were in attendance to offer up suggestions on how other areas have overcome traffic issues.  Many issues and concerns were brought forward, but paramount to all these seemed to be the topic of pedestrian safety.  There was much discussion around the idea of lowering speed limits in the neighbourhood, as well as employing certain types of traffic calming measures such as speed bumps, curb extensions, and diverters to name a few.  It was pointed out that COS installed yield signs at all uncontrolled intersections in the fall of 2013.  Some residents felt that these yield signs were already having an effect on traffic behaviour.

Bicycle lanes were also an important topic.  Some in attendance confirmed that a proposal to add a bike lane to Wiggins Avenue has been temporarily set aside in lieu of the bike lane initiative just announced for downtown Saskatoon.  Others expressed concerns that a high volume of cyclists use sidewalks instead of roadways in the Varsity View area.

The Varsity View Parking Permit Zone was also discussed.  COS traffic engineers came prepared to speak to some concerns already expressed by residents.  In particular, extending the permit zone to include the side of the streets surrounding President Murray Park, as well as potentially extending the zone further back in Varsity View from where it is now.

The COS is hoping to collect feedback from residents and stakeholders on their concerns and potential suggestions.  The following website has been put in place by the city to post information on the traffic review process, and collect your feedback.  Please visit the website to submit your concerns and solutions on how we might face our traffic related challenges:

http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/discussions/varsity-view-neighbourhood-traffic-review

PLEASE NOTE, the deadline for submitting feedback in Varisty View is March 31st, 2014.

Varsity View Neighbourhood Traffic Concerns

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue South

Residents of the Varsity View neighbourhood are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss traffic concerns in their area. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

A presentation will be made providing background information on the Traffic Management Program; as well as previously identified traffic concerns in the Varsity View neighbourhood. The presentation will be followed by a small group workshop to identify other traffic issues, and a question and answer session.

The Transportation Division will use the feedback received during the meeting to conduct appropriate traffic counts and studies. This information will be used to develop an area-wide plan for the Varsity View neighbourhood which will be presented in late 2014.

Varsity View Traffic Concerns Meeting.