14 October, 2020
I am writing to you today as I have received concerns from the community regarding speeding and aggressive driving on Falconer Drive. In response to these concerns, I requested that City of Mississauga Traffic Staff evaluate Falconer Drive under the City’s Traffic Calming Program, which assesses municipal roadways for the implementation of physical traffic calming measures, such as speed cushions, raised intersections, etc. to address traffic safety issues. The evaluation revealed that physical traffic calming measures would be beneficial in addressing traffic safety issues on Falconer Drive.
Physical traffic calming measures have been implemented at two other locations in the Ward 11 community and have effectively mitigated speeding and aggressive driving in these communities. Raised intersections and raised crosswalks were installed on Westbridge Way and speed cushions were installed on Twain Avenue. In both of these areas, vehicle operating speeds have significantly decreased and speed limit compliance has increased.
The traffic calming plan that is being proposed for Falconer Drive is as follows:
- 5 Speed cushions installed on Falconer Drive, between Matlock Ave and Alpha Mills Rd
- 7 Speed cushions installed on Falconer Drive, between Alpha Mills Rd and Bow River Cres / Rapallo Mews
Please click on the image below to view the slides for this proposed traffic calming plan. I would like to request your valued feedback on this plan. Under normal circumstances, an in-person meeting is held to discuss proposed traffic calming plans. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, an in-person meeting cannot be held during this time.
As such, an online consultation is being held to provide feedback on this proposal. Please visit the following webpage http://www.georgecarlson.ca/falconer-drive-traffic-calming-plan/ and review the proposed traffic calming plan slides for Second Line West. Please contact my office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 905-896-5011 and advise as to whether you support or do not support this proposed traffic calming plan. Please provide your feedback on or before Friday, October 30, 2020.
I will compile the results of your feedback and provide you with an update as to whether or not this proposed traffic calming plan will be implemented on Falconer Drive. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to receiving your feedback on this proposal.
Councillor, Ward 11