Kingston Residents Vote “Yes” for Speed Bumps

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A majority of residents on the affected sections of seven streets have voted in favour of adding speed humps to calm traffic in their neighbourhoods.

In order for the City to proceed with the traffic-calming measures, a minimum of 51 per cent of the homes in an affected area needed to respond to the traffic-calming survey – and 60 per cent of those who responded had to indicate they were in favour of the measures.

The following streets will have speed humps installed between September and the end of the year:

  • McEwen Drive (north of Henderson) – 73 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming
  • MacDonnell Street – 88 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming
  • Waterloo Drive – 68 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming
  • Rideau Street – 98 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming
  • Mona Drive – 68 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming
  • Greenwood Park Drive (Rose Abbey to Rainbow) – 74 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming
  • Lakeview Avenue (south of Henderson) – 61 per cent voted in favour of traffic-calming

Traffic-calming measures will not go ahead on these surveyed streets because fewer than 51 per cent of affected residents responded to the survey:


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  • Conacher Drive: 32 per cent of residents responded to the survey and 68 per cent of respondents supporting measures.
  • Sutherland Drive: 28 per cent of residents responded to the survey and 72 per cent of respondents supporting measures.
  • Rose Abbey Drive (Maureen to Grenadier): 26 per cent of residents responded to the survey and 53 per cent of respondents not in support of the measures.

Further details of the proposed traffic-calming measures and the voting can be found broken down on a per street basis at www.cityofkingston.ca/trafficcalming. Residents were invited to vote on the proposed measures either online or via mail between March 15 and April 30.

Media contact information:
Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer, 613-546-4291, extension 3116 (cell 329-3462). Or call the City of Kingston’s media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext 2300.