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New Active Traffic Calming Measures on Westbridge Way 

I am pleased to advise that raised intersections and crosswalks were recently installed along Westbridge Way.  By definition, a raised intersection is an intersection that is constructed at a higher elevation than the adjacent roadway.  A raised crosswalk is a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection or mid-block location constructed at a higher elevation than the adjacent roadway.  Raised intersections and crosswalks are designed based on the Transportation Association of Canada’s ‘Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming’, and these devices are similar to traffic calming devices constructed in neighbouring municipalities to provide a consistent driving experience to motorists.
Raised intersections have been shown to be effective in reducing vehicle operating speeds and increasing speed limit compliance.  As part of the City’s Traffic Calming Pilot Program in 2014, raised intersections were installed within the school zone along Huntington Ridge Drive and contributed to a significant reduction in operating speeds and compliance on this roadway.  If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact Colin Patterson, Supervisor, Road Safety, at colin.patterson@mississauga.ca or (905) 615-3200 ext. 5145.

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