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Olde Walkerville Intersection Doesn’t Meet Criteria For Traffic Or Pedestrian Signals, Report Says

Wednesday November 11th, 2015, 7:27pm


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A busy Olde Walkerville intersection will likely not see a traffic signal or crossing installed.

At the January 19th, 2015 meeting of City Council, Councillor Holt asked administration to conduct a study to determine the suitability of installing a pedestrian-activated crosswalk at the intersection of Wyandotte & Chilver, and further to recommend ideas for improving pedestrian safety along the Walkerville BIA corridor.

In a report to council, administration says  that they conducted a “turning movement count” including volumes of pedestrians crossing each intersection leg on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Using the traffic and pedestrian data, a review was carried out using Ontario Traffic Manual methodology to determine whether a controlled pedestrian crossing was warranted.

According to administration, pedestrian and vehicle volumes do not meet the threshold for traffic or crossing signals.

In a report to City Council, administration says “the corridor as a whole is well-served by controlled crossing opportunities at signals, with all points along Wyandotte Street East in the Walkerville BIA being no more than 170m from a controlled crossing.”

In addition, all of the intersections on Wyandotte Street from Gladstone Avenue to Argyle Road were provided with curb extensions (“bump-outs”) to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians and provide additional pedestrian space.

The choice is still up to City Council, and should they decide to install full traffic signals, the estimated installation cost is approximately $87,000, according to the report.

Installation of a pedestrian intersection signal would be $65,000.

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