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3.3.1

Identify and address priority transportation bottlenecks to reduce road congestion and improve safety (e.g. roundabouts, queue jump lanes for transit, turn lanes at signalized intersections, etc.).

greenstatus Final update (September 2014)
Staff is continually reviewing the Regional road network to identify specific areas where congestion/operational issues are occurring.  These locations are prioritized on an annual basis and solutions are then developed and implemented.  In 2013 staff initiated a project to assist in the identification of transportation bottlenecks through a GPS mobile phone traffic app and public participation.  This project has been completed and locations were identified and reported to Council.  A report will be presented to Council in 2015 which will identify remedial solutions and implementation strategy.

In 2013, staff reviewed 99 traffic signals in 5 control areas to optimize signal timing.  As a result of this optimization, travel times were reduced by 14 percent, on average.  Traffic signals are being reviewed at 98 locations in 2014 to optimize signal timing.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Regional staff continually review the Regional road network to identify specific areas where congestion/operational issues are occurring. These locations are prioritized on an annual basis and solutions then developed and implemented. In 2013 staff initiated a project to assist in the identification of transportation bottlenecks through a GPS mobile phone traffic app and public participation.

Progress Update (January 2013)

The Region is continually reviewing the Regional road network to identify specific areas where congestion and operational issues are occurring.  These locations are prioritized on an annual basis and solutions are then developed and implemented. 

One of the Regional activities to improve road safety is a Roundabout Essentials community education campaign which includes a new roundabout training video.  This video was launched in 2012 and teaches the public the essential skills in order to drive a roundabout properly, safely and easily.  

Progress Indicators

  • The work identified to be undertaken for the priority bottleneck areas is completed within the specified time frame.

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)