How traffic calming works
Traffic calming helps to encourage safe driving by slowing the speed, and reducing the volume of street traffic. The City of Vancouver's priority areas for traffic calming projects are residential blocks with schools and parks.
There are three ways the City implements traffic calming measures in residential neighbourhoods:
- Residents request the City pay for speed humps on roads near schools and City parks
- Residents request the City install traffic circles, sidewalk, and curb bulges, or laneway speed humps, which the residents agree to pay for either in full, or in part
- The City implements traffic diverters, separated lanes, and curb bulges as part of a community plan