ROUTING – Transportation Committee | DELEGATION - D. Wandzura/G. Cebryk May 21, 2014 – Transportation Services CR_586 Page 1 of 5
Whitemud Drive - Analysis of Increasing the Speed Limit
That the May 21, 2014, Transportation Services report CR_586, be received for information.
Report Summary This report provides the results of a feasibility assessment and safety analysis for potentially increasing the 80 km/h posted speed limit on Whitemud Drive. Based on the analysis and review, the report recommends that the posted speed limit on Whitemud Drive remain at 80 km/h. Previous Council/Committee Action
At the August 21, 2013, Transportation Committee meeting, the following motion was passed: That Administration provide a report to Transportation Committee outlining: a. results of further assessment and analysis of segregating corridors of Whitemud Drive for potential speed limit changes b. the following statistics (including seasonal trend analysis) regarding Whitemud Drive:
motorist speed by time of day
volume (with comparisons to other roads)
number of speeding tickets issued (both photo radar and manned)
number of collisions c. information regarding changes required in Whitemud Drive road design to increase the speed limit d. the noise impact of increasing the speed limit on Whitemud Drive e. information regarding merging and exiting issues related to increasing the speed limit on Whitemud Drive
The Whitemud Drive Posted Speed Limit Traffic Safety Assessment and Feasibility Analysis report (Attachment 1) is attached for information. A comprehensive analysis was conducted to determine the suitability of a posted speed limit increase based on six factors: 1. Segmentation of Whitemud Drive.
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