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1 Lawrence Park-Wide Traffic Task Force Update April 11 th, 2008 Lawrence Park Ratepayers Association

2 2 LP Traffic Task Force – Who did the real work  Pamela Backman  Irma Baldanza  Sue Belanger  Carole Matthews  Joe Kroon  Fred Theysmeyer Original team who created the survey content Software selection and data manipulation Formatted the survey, distributed to residents, analyzed the findings, met with consultants and City

3 3 LP Traffic Task Force - Objectives & Mandate  Speed, volume, parking and pedestrian safety  Seek big-picture solutions with City/Consultant  Maintain high-level of involvement from residents  Develop plan to address top traffic issues & problem areas  Task force made up of residents across Lawrence Park  Conduct survey to collect resident views, feedback  Initiative co-funded by LPRA and LPBPOA with resident donations  Finalize and present LP traffic plan by early Enbridge pipe renewal to start in 2009

4 4 LP Traffic Task Force – Gameplan & Timeline SETUP & LAUNCH TASK FORCE RESIDENT SURVEY IN FIELD ANALYZE SURVEY FINDINGS TOWNHALL 1: FINDINGS & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS DEVELOP DRAFT LP-WIDE TRAFFIC PLAN TOWNHALL 2: CONFIRM SOLUTIONS, IMPL’N PLAN SPRING ‘06 Q Q Q Q Q PHASE 0PHASE 1PHASE 2PHASE 3PHASE 4PHASE 5 CONSULT EXPERTS CONSULT EXPERTS SOLICIT VOLUNTEERS & COMMUNICATE PROGRESS

5 5 LP Traffic Task Force – Survey Approach  Raised $6,800 to fund traffic calming initiative  Survey had questions – open ended & specific  Received feedback on concerns and possible solutions  300+ responses from base of 1,500 residents  Analyzed data using Knowledge4You Corp. software ($2,000)  Hired UMA Engineering Ltd. as independent traffic consultants ($3,600)  Task force met with City Traffic Department and Councillor Jenkins (April 4, 2008) Reviewed survey findings and proposed solutions Discussed options and timeline for project planning

6 Traffic Survey Respondents Across LP 6

7 7 LP Traffic Survey: Top Issues for Residents TRAFFIC VOLUME TRAFFIC SPEED PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PARKING/ CONSTRUCTION

8 8 Traffic Volume – Problem Streets (by frequency) Based on resident responses from Q survey, n=300+ to date

9 9 Traffic Speed – Problem Streets ( 329 responses) 9

10 10 Traffic Speed – Problem Streets Based on response to survey 61% 46% 51% 57% 55% 57% 60% 71% X % of vehicles speeding per City

11 11 Intersections Causing Cut-Through Traffic Left turn onto Lawrence from Bayview problematic Traffic is delayed for 90 seconds in each direction, no right turn on red northbound Mt. Pleasant No left turn signal for westbound Lawrence, right hand turn lane too small for northbound Yonge Left turn signal no long enough for northbound Bayview

12 12 LP Traffic Survey - Pedestrian Safety  66% suggest sidewalks would improve safety  42% suggest curbs would improve safety  Top five streets of concern regarding safety Mildenhall (27%) Blythwood (19%) Mt. Pleasant (11%) All streets without sidewalks (9%) St. Leonards (8%)  67% feel construction traffic/parking a safety issue

13 13 LP Traffic Survey - Parking Concerns  Construction workers’ parking (71%)  Large construction vehicles (72%)  Specific Areas Blythwood, Ridgefield, Bayview (Sunnybrook) Glengowan (Blythwood School) Mildenhall (Glendon College) Lympstone at Yonge (Beck’s Taxi) St. Edmonds (Subway)

14 14 Solution Ideas “If you could only do one thing:” 1.Increase police enforcement 2.Sidewalks on Mildenhall 3.Implement Turn Restrictions 4.Implement Speed Humps 5.Address speed issues 6.Install sidewalks everywhere 7.Install more Stop Signs 8.Light at Lawrence & Wanless 9.Limit speed on Mt. Pleasant 10.Stop Signs across Mildenhall 11.Construction vehicle restrictions Based on resident responses from Q survey, n=300+ to date 12.St Leonards/St. Ives Stop Sign 13.Install round-abouts/circles 14.Mt. Pleasant Pedestrian Safety 15.Better curbs at intersections 16.Mt. Pleasant/Lawrence Flow 17.Reduce lanes on Mt. Pleasant 18.Close off Dawlish/St. Bayview 19.Turn Restrictions Dawlish/St. Bayview 20.Fix pot holes/pave streets The Top 20 Responses (by frequency):

15 15 Survey: Views on Potential Traffic Solutions  66% in favour of sidewalks  64% want more police enforcement  61% would like more stop signs  53% support rush hour turn restrictions  45% support installation of crosswalks  41% support installation of speed humps  29% support daytime turn restrictions  26% support the use of traffic circles  24% support the use of pinch points  22% support one-way streets

16 16 Next Steps – Solution Development  City to conduct studies of problem intersections (by priority) Mt. Pleasant/Lawrence, Yonge/Lawrence, Blythwood/Bayview  Review meeting mid to late June  City to propose potential solutions (need sidewalks) Stop signs Turn restrictions Speed humps Pinch points, chicanes Traffic circles Road closures  Review draft options  Review proposals with City and Task Force in fall 2008  Town hall to present proposal to residents in early 2009  Engage independent consultant throughout process Easiest Most Difficult

17 17 Next Steps – Solution Development (cont’d)  Task force and Councillor Jenkins to meet with Glendon College regarding land for bus stop adjacent to ramp Bayview bridge reconstruction delayed until 2009  Plan to determine availability of land by June 2008  Bike Lanes City approved plan for bike lanes in 2001 Ward 25 to bike lanes will be on Lawrence and Mt. Pleasant  Bike Lane Review Meeting to be held April 23, 7:00 pm at Banbury Community Center  Broader Public Hearing – Mid to late May 2008

18 18 LP Traffic Task Force – Gameplan & Timeline SETUP & LAUNCH TASK FORCE RESIDENT SURVEY IN FIELD ANALYZE SURVEY FINDINGS TOWNHALL 1: FINDINGS & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS DEVELOP DRAFT LP-WIDE TRAFFIC PLAN TOWNHALL 2: CONFIRM SOLUTIONS, IMPL’N PLAN SPRING ‘06 Q Q Q Q Q PHASE 0PHASE 1PHASE 2PHASE 3PHASE 4PHASE 5 CONSULT EXPERTS CONSULT EXPERTS SOLICIT VOLUNTEERS & COMMUNICATE PROGRESS

19 19  We need volunteers on task force/committee  Questions or comments? LP Traffic Task Force - Feedback


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