The Municipality of North Grenville is preparing to develop new and update existing transportation policies in response to increasing traffic related concerns raised by residents. These policies include creating a new Road Safety Strategy, a Goods Movement and Truck Route Policy as well as updating the existing Traffic Calming Policy, and Speed Limit Policy.
The Municipality of North Grenville held a virtual community meeting on January 20, 2021 for residents to provide input to shape the draft transportation policies. The Municipality is developing these policies to improve road safety in North Grenville.
If you were not able to attend, you can read the Report here.
The Road Safety Strategy will review existing road safety concerns and outline actions for improving road safety for all road users in the Municipality. As part of the Strategy, education programs will be developed to raise awareness of road safety issues.
The Truck Routes Policy will establish a network for efficient goods movement including priority routes in the Municipality. This will include a roadway signage strategy and a Goods Movement By-law.
The Traffic Calming Policy will help Municipal staff identify situations where traffic calming measures may be warranted, either in the design of new subdivisions and site plans or to address traffic intrusion and/or speeding issues on existing streets, and to select the most appropriate treatment to apply. The Policy will also describes measures to supplement the physical traffic calming treatments, such as education, message signs, neighbourhood traffic committees and police enforcement.
The Speed Limit Policy will aid Municipal staff in establishing consistent, enforceable, and safe speed limits within the municipality. Separate guidance will be provided for setting speed limits on urban and rural roads given their different characteristics and conditions. The policy will also include procedures for reviewing and screening public requests to address speeding.
To keep up-to-date on the development of these policies and to find out when opportunities to provide feedback on them are happening, be sure to check back on the website regularly. All updates will be posted on the website and the Municipality's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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Promoting Road Safety for Everyone
A road safety public awareness campaign has launched to promote safe driving behaviours and make roads in North Grenville safer for all users. This campaign will feature a different road safety topic each month such as, distracted driving, school bus safety, pedestrian crossovers, and driving without wearing a seatbelt.
Road Safety Themes for 2021:
Road Safety Themes for 2020:
2020 Media Releases:
The North Grenville Road Safety Committee formed in November 2019 to develop this campaign. The Committee was facilitated by the North Grenville Police Services Board, and is comprised of: