Give communities more say on traffic control measures, transport chair says
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, July 5, 2017

Communities need more influence in city decisions to improve traffic safety when studies shoot down requests for speed limit reductions or stop signs, according to council’s transportation chairman.

Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli said he doesn’t want to get rid of the “warrant” system – the metrics that must be achieved before a traffic change happens – but he sees the need for more flexibility in how the city makes decisions on traffic measures.

Warrant criteria can include vehicle and pedestrian volumes, pedestrian crossing wait times, collision data and visibility restrictions.

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