Councillor Shad Qadri provided an update on traffic calming to the Fairwinds Community Association on September 12. Here’s what you can expect to see in the community in the near future.
Reduced speed zones near some parks
According to Councillor Qadri, speed limits will be reduced to 40 km/h near some of the parks in Fairwinds. Specifically, the new reduced speed zones will be:
- Leveche Way (both north and south of Maple Grove Road)
- Montserrat Street
- Par-La-Ville Circle
- Vendevale Avenue
There will be signs posted alerting drivers to the change plus speed limits will be pained on the pavement on each road.
Changes to planned calming on Rosehill
Earlier this year, Councillor Qadri informed the FCA that flex stakes would be installed on Rosehill Avenue near Rosehill Park. One was intended to be placed near the curve east of the traffic circle (near Tramontana Place); the second was to be placed near the intersection of Rosehill and Harmattan Avenue.
The latest update is that only one stake is feasible:
Traffic Staff conducted a site visit on Rosehill, and has concluded that only one flex stake would be feasible on Rosehill Avenue between Huntmar Drive and Maple Grove Road – this would be the flex stake just south of Harmattan Avenue, and this would require seasonal parking restrictions (signage to be installed on residential frontages). Traffic has not yet sent my office a proposal as to when the stake will be implemented.
Rotating speed boards coming to Fairwinds
Lastly, the councillor noted that several brackets have been installed in the community to hold speed boards. While no permanent board will be placed on Huntmar, as was considered, a rotating sign board will be placed at various points throughout the community at different times.