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City of Kitchener, ON, Canada

The city's first pilot project in resident-led traffic calming program was in a small, residential intersection on Wilhelm Street and Ahrens Avenue. With the
intersection due for reconstruction in two years anyway, it was the perfect canvas to test the approach and gather baseline data.

Reducing Traffic Speeds
Our experience of calming traffic through the measures eligible
in this program has been positive so far, though not extensively
studied. Staff continues to conduct traffic studies to determine the
long-term impact. Thus far, residents have been most interested in
paint-based projects, so data is limited to those applications.
In both cases highlighted in this article, studies show that there
was a 5 km/h reduction in the 85th percentile speeds immediately
after installation.
In Mount Hope Breithaupt Park neighborhood, residents
designed an intersection mural at the intersection of Ahrens
Street and Wilhelm Street. Speeds were reduced from 48 km/h
to 43 km/h. The "Walking on Sunshine" decorative crosswalk at
Lancaster Street and Chapel Street saw speeds reduced from 49
km/h to 44 km/h. In both cases, speeds were already fairly low, so
these reductions are a huge success.

Everyone Can Get Involved in Traffic Calming Solutions
Let's return to that excited grade five student from Wilson Avenue
Public School. Back in October, she was handed a paintbrush and
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encouraged to be part of traffic calming solutions in her neighborhood. Her involvement extended even further back during the
design phase of the crosswalks.
She and her fellow students voted on the design they liked
best from four submitted proposals prepared by high school art
students from nearby Eastwood Collegiate Institute. The students
were thrilled to be so involved in coming up with traffic solutions,
given they themselves walk along these streets every day on the way

Love My Hood provides residents with resources to get
involved in traffic calming and placemaking projects in
their neighborhoods:
*
Step-by-Step "How to" Guide: www.lovemyhood.ca/
trafficcalming
*
Neighborhood Matching Grant Program:
www.lovemyhood.ca/en/tools-money/
neighbourhood-matching-grant.aspx

resources


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal April 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
ITE News
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Get Ready for Minneapolis!
Ethics Column: Responsible Engineer
Member to Member: Sammy Xiaoming Chen, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, PTP
Where in the World?
Calendar
Industry News
New Products
Love My Hood: Kitchener’s Resident-Led Traffic Calming Program Advances Safety and Placemaking
Placemaking through a Traffic Signal Box Art Project: Effect of Artist Wrap to Cabinet Temperature
Shared Parking: Effective and Simple
Relationship between Geometric Elements and Wrong-Way Crashes at Partial Cloverleaf Interchange Terminals
Professional Services Directory
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ITE Journal April 2018 - 2
ITE Journal April 2018 - 3
ITE Journal April 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal April 2018 - 5
ITE Journal April 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal April 2018 - 7
ITE Journal April 2018 - People in the Profession
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ITE Journal April 2018 - ITE News
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal April 2018 - 15
ITE Journal April 2018 - Get Ready for Minneapolis!
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Ethics Column: Responsible Engineer
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ITE Journal April 2018 - 20
ITE Journal April 2018 - Member to Member: Sammy Xiaoming Chen, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, PTP
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Calendar
ITE Journal April 2018 - New Products
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Love My Hood: Kitchener’s Resident-Led Traffic Calming Program Advances Safety and Placemaking
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Placemaking through a Traffic Signal Box Art Project: Effect of Artist Wrap to Cabinet Temperature
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Shared Parking: Effective and Simple
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Relationship between Geometric Elements and Wrong-Way Crashes at Partial Cloverleaf Interchange Terminals
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ITE Journal April 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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