Speeding and aggressive driving continues to be a pervasive problem in Mississauga and in Ward 10, especially on our residential streets. Earlier this year, I worked with staff to determine the highest priority locations in Ward 10 for traffic calming measures. The results indicated the following areas of greatest concern:

  • Forest Park Drive
  • Trelawny Circle
  • Lisgar Drive
  • McDowell Drive
  • Tacc Drive
  • Churchill Meadows Boulevard

I noted in a previous post that Forest Park Drive is scheduled for traffic calming at the same time as road reconstruction in 2024 and that I am working with staff to find a viable solution to the speeding problems on Trelawny Circle. The other four streets I have put forward for the installation of speed cushions in 2022. In February, those living closest to the impacted areas were asked to provide their input into the proposal. Results came back as follows:

1.       McDowell Drive
Yes – (61%) 27 households support traffic calming
No – (34%) 15 households oppose traffic calming
Undecided – (5%) 2 households
2.       Lisgar Drive
Yes – (47%) 42 households support traffic calming
No – (51%) 45 households oppose traffic calming
Undecided – (2%) 2 households
3.       Tacc Drive
Yes – (74%) 14 households support traffic calming
No – (26%)  5 households oppose traffic calming
 
4.       Churchill Meadows Boulevard
Yes – (51%) 28 households support traffic calming
No – (47%) 26 households oppose traffic calming
Undecided – (2%) 1 household

 

Given how close the results were at Locations 2 (Lisgar Drive) and 4 (Churchill Meadows Blvd), I reviewed the data more closely and determined that some of the responses were from residents who live quite a distance away from the impacted area. In fact, one respondent who lives more than 2 kilometres away voted against the proposed speed cushions on Lisgar not because they were opposed to them but because they wanted them closer to their street!

I asked staff to provide the data for only residents who live on the street in both these locations and the data revealed:

2.       Lisgar Drive
Yes – (67%) 8 households support traffic calming
No – (33%) 4 households oppose traffic calming
4.       Churchill Meadows Boulevard
Yes – (68%) 13 households support traffic calming
No – (32%) 6 households oppose traffic calming
I am pleased to recommend the installation of speed cushions at all four locations as a permanent solution to reduce the speed on these streets and I will continue to work with all stakeholders to find the most effective ways to make our roads and communities safer for all.
To review the proposed plan for speed cushions at each location, follow this link.  (The surveys, however, are now closed.)