Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows Traffic Calming Project
Thanks to all residents who participated in the public engagement for this project. Final traffic calming recommendations were presented to Council on May 16, 2017.
These plans were chosen based on resident input from the Open House and Online Survey. Read the full report (6.9 MB) summarizing resident feedback.
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Option B – Median island with Pedestrian Beacons
Option A – Marked crosswalks will be added at each end of the playground
Option A – Install two permanent speed boards
Option A – Install one permanent speed board (eastbound)
Option A – Add pedestrian beacons at the crosswalk (and trim vegetation)
Option A – Install curb extensions and marked crosswalk
Option B – Install curb extensions and marked crosswalk
Option B – Install median island with pedestrian beacons
- Install curb extensions
- Curb extensions are the only practical option at this location so no other option was given to residents
- They will improve pedestrian safety by physically preventing parking too close to the crosswalk and will shorten the crossing distance
Once the school opens, we will re-evaluate this location to ensure the best possible traffic control decision is made.
As part of the school construction, a crosswalk will be added on the west side of this intersection. We will monitor this intersection when the school opens. A 3-way stop may be needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Several residents have expressed speed and pedestrian concerns in Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows. Residents have also expressed concerns about the potential traffic impacts of the new school to be built in Davidson Creek.
Some of the main roads through Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows are nearing time for scheduled rehabilitation. This provides a great opportunity to consider traffic calming and what potential actions could be taken to manage traffic in these neighbourhoods.
The purpose of this project is to develop an acceptable and effective traffic calming plan for the neighbourhood.
This project has been initiated to address residential traffic concerns in Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows. Intersections of residential collector roads and arterial roads are outside of the scope of traffic calming. These intersections are considered as part of our arterial network screening program.
No, the traffic calming project has not been initiated as a result of the future school in Davidson Creek.
Strathcona County has initiated this project due to existing resident concerns with speed and pedestrian safety in Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows. These concerns are supported by speed studies in several locations.
Some of the main roads through Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows are nearing time for scheduled rehabilitation which makes it a good opportunity to address these concerns at a time when we can make most efficient use of municipal resources
The new school to be built in Davidson Creek will affect traffic patterns in parts of the neighbourhoods. Now that we know the future site plan, it helps us to understand what the potential traffic impacts of the school could be and gives us the opportunity to mitigate these concerns in a proactive way.
Strathcona County is continuing to collect speed and volume data in Davidson Creek and Clarkdale Meadows (as weather and road conditions permit) to inform decision making on this project.
Details of Traffic Data collected so far in 2016 is available here.
Speed map from the Workshop is available here.
In the last five years, there was one pedestrian incident (Meadowview Terrace) and one cyclist incident (Dawson Drive) reported in these neighbourhoods. Neither of these incidents was related to speed.
A map of the collisions from 2011-2015 is available here.
Engineering analysis does not indicate a concern with collision frequency or pattern of collisions on the residential roads.
Note that intersections of residential collector roads and arterial roads are outside of the scope of traffic calming. These intersections are considered as part of our arterial network screening program.
This is the project timeline that will be used in the decision-making for this traffic calming initiative.
Construction of traffic calming features is being planned in 2018 for Clarkdale Drive. Depending on budget and road conditions, the remaining neighbourhood features are likely to be constructed over the next 3-5 years.
No – the traffic calming project has a reach well beyond the area that is likely to be impacted by the school development, so all timelines are not tied to the school opening.
With respect to the school, our goal is to provide a road environment that is ready to safely and efficiently manage traffic when the school opens. To that end, we are aiming to construct those traffic calming features which are deemed necessary to meet that goal prior to the school opening.
It is important to note that traffic calming is undertaken specifically to address residential traffic concerns. Many concerns with regards to the new school are not residential concerns. Strathcona County will also be working to address these concerns outside of the limits of this project.
Transportation Planning and Engineering