Auburn Traffic Calming (Petition to reconsider Council approval)
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WE, THE RESIDENTS of the Auburn-University neighbourhood, petition City Council to reconsider their decision to approve this project for the following reasons:
Multiple residents did not receive any formal notice, even though their properties are at one of the intersections a circle is to be installed.
City staff have indicated that the traffic calming policy published on the city web site is out of date. Many residents were waiting to participate in the surveys required by the currently published policy. Residents fully expect published policy to be current.
The most recent speed data for Auburn Drive published by the project indicates a downward trend with the most recent data showing a maximum of 57.6 km/hr near Auburn and Pastern Trail. This is below the 10 km/hr Phase 1 criteria noted in Transportation Master Plan (13.2.2 METHOD OF REVIEW).
At a “public” meeting (June 12th, 2013) with Councillor Mark Whaley and city staff, multiple residents requested a staged approach with focus on restoring school/park crossing signage and pedestrian crossing lines at Crimson/Auburn. Residents rightly asked why the signage and pedestrian crossing lines had been removed as this is the area where speeds have been the highest. No answer was available.
Residents suggested a three way stop at Crimson/Auburn to provide a controlled intersection allowing children to cross safely to/from the school and park.
Residents at the June 12th meeting strongly indicated that the southerly University/Auburn intersection was the most likely site of a catastrophe/fatality and should be the immediate priority.
At the June 12th meeting city staff indicated that designs of calming devices had not been finalized. This was a shock and major concern.
Residents who took the time to go door to door, along Auburn north of University, found minimal awareness of or support for this project.
Delayed emergency services was raised as a critical issue.
Multiple challenged individuals reside adjacent to or near one of the planned circles and will be put at increased risk.
Further information can be found on the following Website: http://www3.bell.net/haffacre/
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