Cllr Ridley was joined by multiple staff who were able to discuss the various environmental
programs available through the City of London.
Environmental & Engineering Services
519-661-CITY (2489) ext.
519-661-CITY (2489) ext.
Currently canopy coverage is 23%. Council direction is to
increase coverage by 2065 to 34% coverage.
Tree Protection By-Law
• 50+ cm requires a permit for removal
• Particular areas are protected: ESA, Parks
• Enforcement is based on complaints received
• Emergency tree removal is exempt from the permit
process: health and safety is compromised, however
proof is required.
• If denied permit, there is an appeal process one can
Various Tree Planting Programs residents can get involved in,
• Tree Me
• Re-Forest London
Growing Naturally Program
• Learn how to put the right plant in the right place
• Figure out the specific conditions in your yard (such as
sunlight and soil)
• Locate the perfect spot for your plants so they receive
the right amount of sun and shade
• Easily care for your lawn and garden for best results
• Reduce unnecessary watering, runoff and other
Leak Allowance Program – Water Bill
• ONE-TIME assistance program should a severe
plumbing failure be experienced inside their home.
• Application must be submit within TWO MONTHS of
detecting the issue and completion of the repair
• Curbside Recycling
• Garbage Container Limit & Bag Tags
• Adopt a Park
• Composting at Home
o Composters can be purchased
from EnviroDepots throughout the city.
• Stormwater System
Staff can show you the route stormwater
travels in your neighbourhood, and how it may
affect your property.
Question & Answer
Q: What can the City do about a property that is not
maintained, or not kept to the same standard as those in the
A: Residents can report a property, or simply ask questions, to
staff at 519-661-4660 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, Property Standards primarily addresses concerns
• Abandon buildings,
• Dangerous/Dead/Unsafe Trees,
• Safety/Structural problems with buildings,
• Pests such as cockroaches (for Bed Bugs, please
contact the London Middlesex Health Unit),
• Vital Services (lack of heat/hydro/water), and,
• Interior/exterior property maintenance.
Q: Are there specific types of trees that are planted on city
lands, or ones that are specifically avoided?
A: There are considerations taken before mass planting
occurs, such as
• Native/non-native trees,
• Pests or other diseases,
• Growing habits of tree limbs (consideration of hydro
• Road allowance space allotment,
• Fire hydrants or other emergency services,
• Age of trees, and
• Variety of trees, for esthetic purposes.
Historically the City has planted one tree species along an
entire street, all of the same age. This became problematic
for a number of reasons (tree mortality rate, disease, etc.),
which has resulted in adjustments to the manner in which
trees are planted.
Q: Regarding the recent announcement of sewer
infrastructure investments from both the Provincial and
Federal governments, how will this affect London?
A: This will allow the City to
• Increase the capacity of sewer systems by
disconnecting the storm sewer systems that are tied
into sanitary sewer systems, which will aid with the
prevention of basement flooding and address the
overflow discharges into the Thames River;
• Upgrade the main process air blowers at the Greenway
and Pottersberg treatment plants
• Address sewage discharge into the Thames River
Q: Why is there such a push to have high-rise buildings
constructed in the downtown core?
A: As part of the London Plan Council has directed staff to
encourage infill and intensification, as seen in the “Our City”
section of the Plan (page 37). This will aid with the sprawl
that has been seen, especially in the north east and north west
corners of the city. By reducing sprawl, we are reducing the
additional services that required in these areas, and
subsequently are not required to increase property tax to
accommodate these additional services (from infrastructure,
to equipment, to staff resources).
Q: What is happening with Rapid Transit? There are
conflicting stories in the media.
A: Council approved the BRT system, using Richmond as the
main N/S route, without the tunnel.
Q: With talks of RT and the High Speed Rail, is there real
progress being made to see these ideas turn to reality?
A: Cllr Ridley indicates that London is actively seeking support
from both Provincial and Federal levels of government, and
are encouraging continued discussions to see this idea turn to
Ward 10 Community Meeting –
Ranked Choice Voting
Thursday April 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Civic Gardens, 645 Springbank Dr
Councillor Ridley welcomed all attendees to the Ward meeting, outlining that the main area of focus tonight would be surrounding Ranked Choice Voting, and educating those in attendance about the changes they will be experiencing with the Election in October. Prior to the main area of focus for the meeting, Councillor Ridley surveyed the attendees to see if there were any general questions that could be addressed.
Please see minutes of the meeting below.
Councillor Virginia Ridley Q: What is the status of Gateway Casinos?
A: This is the most up to date information on this can be found here:
Also here: http://www.gatewaycasinos.com/gateway-casinos-entertainment-becomes-canadas-largest-and-most-diversified-gaming-and-entertainment-company-with-ontario-expansion/
Q: I see lawn signs in the neighbourhood that say “Vision Zero: Respect the Limit”. What is this and where can I get a sign?
A: This is part of the City of London “Respect the Limit” community initiative to make London aware of the increased dangers caused by driving too fast through residential neighbourhoods. These lawn signs are being made available to empower residents to communicate the safety message. The lawn signs are available for free, while supplies last, at many City community centres. A full list of locations is found here.
Q: I heard you recently talk about cameras in school zones – what is this about?
A: Automated Speed cameras are being discussed between Council and staff for possible use in school zones.
Q: Is the Southwest Community Center (SWCC) still planned to open on schedule, and did the project stay on budget?
A: Yes, the SWCC opening is still on schedule. It is anticipated that the SWCC will be open this fall! Up to date information about the SWCC can be found on the website here.
Q: Dundas St is all torn up – what is going on?
A: This is part of the Dundas Flex Street project, also called “Dundas Place”. Full details of this project can be found on the website here, however the end goal is to make Dundas St a flexible street between Wellington St and the Thames River, relocating bus routes to create a more flexible public space and promote pedestrian activity. Currently, the underground infrastructure is being updated.
Q: What is being done to improve park safety throughout London, and specifically within Jesse Davidson Park?
A: I recently met with the London Police to talk about park safety, as I have received many concerns. A meeting was held on May 2nd in the park with myself, Parks staff, London Police. If you would like to see a copy of the minutes, please send me an email and I will send a copy to you.
Q: What are the advantages to Ranked Choice Voting and why did Council choose to make the switch from “First Past the Post” to “Ranked Choice Voting”?
A: More information can be found here
Elections Office Staff Staff from the Elections Office provided a ranked ballot election demonstration and answered questions on the vote counting process. If you are interested in learning more about Ranked Choice Voting, please visit the london.ca/elections or contact them at email@example.com or 519 661-4535.
Below is the list of questions that were asked at this meeting:
Q: How are the votes tallied?
Q: How is a winner declared?
Q: What happens to my ballot if my first choice does not reach 50% +1 of the votes? Is my ballot void?
Q: How will the ballots be counted? Manually or electronically?
Q: What is the expected time frame for counting to be completed and a winner declared?
Q: What happens if I filled in my ballot incorrectly? How will I know?
Q: Will we know how many ballots were filled in correctly or if there spoiled ballots?
Q: How will citizens that are new to Canada and London be educated about the new voting method?
Q: If I only fill in my first choice, what happens to my ballot?
Q: Are there any thoughts to including a segment on the local news channel?
Q: If all ballots have been exhausted, how is the winner declared?
Q: What happens if a person votes for one candidate three times?
Q: What happens if at the end of the counting, there is still a tie? How is the winner declared?
Q: What are the advantages to using the Ranked Choice Voting system?
Q: What is the cost associated with the Ranked Choice Voting system?
Q: Why is the City of London the first municipality to move to Ranked Choice Voting?
Q: How will the elderly be educated – much of this information is confusing and some may not understand the change.
Q: Are efforts being taken to attend High Schools to educate senior students of the voting process?
Q: Will there be workers at the poll to help educate voters if they are unaware of the Ranked Choice Voting system?
Q: Does Ranked Choice Voting eliminate strategic voting?
Councillor Ridley welcomed all attendees to the Ward meeting, outlining that the main area of focus tonight would be
surrounding the opioid crisis and how London is managing this crisis. Prior to the main area of focus for the meeting,
Councillor Ridley surveyed the attendees to see if there were any general questions that could be addressed.
Please see minutes of the meeting below.
Question: What is the status of the Byron Gravel Pit?
Answer: The pit is currently being reviewed to determine the most appropriate
future land uses for the site. Residents are encouraged to submit their comments,
questions, or concerns to staff. More information, as well as staff contact, can be
found on the city website - http://www.london.ca/business/PlanningDevelopment/secondary-plans/Pages/SE-Byron-Secondary-Plan.aspx.
Question: What is the status of the Commissioners Rd W realignment?
Answer: There is currently an Environmental Assessment (EA) taking place. The EA
study will identify and evaluate different alternative designs, and will also consider
the environmental, socio-economic and cultural factors as the basis for this
assessment. Residents are encouraged to submit their comments, questions, or
concerns to staff. More information, as well as staff contact, can be found on the
Question: Why is a sidewalk being installed on Commissioners Rd W when the
realignment is pending – waste of taxpayers’ money?
Answer: Currently we do have needs for a sidewalk along Commissioners Rd W,
making it safer for the residents to walk to the bus stop at Cranbrook. In the longer
term, the alignment of Commissioners Rd between Cranbrook and Springbank Drive
will change, but we do not anticipate the change to affect the sidewalk by much.
This change in alignment will be several years away, and the new sidewalk is needed
for current residents.
Question: During the fall, it looked like there was equipment on Commissioners Rd
W by Snake Hill that was counting traffic. Can you confirm what this was and why?
Answer: There is currently an Environmental Assessment (EA) underway for the
Commissioners Rd W realignment project. Many studies were conducted in the fall
for this project, and while we cannot confirm what study was taking place, it was
very likely related to this EA.
Question: What is Gateway Casino planning and where are they in the process?
Answer: During the December 12, 2017 Council meeting, Gateway Casinos had a
presentation for Council which outlined their growth strategy, highlighted successes
within other municipalities, ways that the Casino has been involved with charitable
organizations, the proposed development and what it may look like. At this time,
the presentation was received and Council requested Civic Administration to look
into options to gather public input as well as to report back on steps required to be
taken to expand the current casino and gaming site.
Question: Are all the Red Light Cameras (RLC) installed, and is the City over budget?
Answer: All but two cameras are installed, as these are in areas where construction
was taking place. Once construction has completed the cameras will be installed.
Installation did not exceed the budget.
Question: When will speed radar be installed in school zones?
Answer: This is a topic that may be greater than Municipalities, resulting in higher
level of government assistance. The City of London has adopted the Vision Zero
Road Safety Strategy, which is a global movement dedicated to the elimination of
traffic deaths and injuries. Information about the Vision Zero movement can be
found on the city website - http://www.london.ca/residents/RoadsTransportation/Road-Safety/Pages/London-Road-Safety-Strategy.aspx.
Currently, the City of London is able to install temporary PEEP Boards, which display
the speed vehicles are travelling at, and are intended to be an educational tool.
Additionally, the London Police Traffic Unit are able to assist with enforcement of
the speed limit upon request and as their schedule allows.
Question: What was the decision of the Springbank Dam and what is happening
Answer: The decision, made at Council on January 16, was to decommission the
dam – the river will be free flowing and not dammed. Next steps as to what to do
with the dam are still being determined.
Question: There is increasing and ongoing inappropriate behaviour within parks
and the parking lots. This could include use of the park after hours, drug use or drug
deals, bush parties, and sometimes homeless persons making camp. What is being
done to reduce and eliminate these behaviours?
Answer: Whenever residents witness suspicious or illegal activity, I strongly
encourage you to report this to the London Police. While the Police may not show
up on site right away, the information is tracked for future patrols should there be
an increase of criminal activity. Please visit this page to find contact information to
Homelessness is a City wide issue and not restricted to one area or park. When
residents witness others making camp in the bushes, please connect with the
Environmental Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. These staff will ensure the
appropriate service area is made aware to action as appropriate. Please note, there
are instances when a homeless person may have mental health concerns and
therefore a soft approach could be required to remove and relocate these
person(s), which could take a few days.
Manager and Health
Unit Lead for the
Question: What is the cost for the Naloxone kits, do they expire, and how are they
Answer: Kits expire after 2 years. However, if someone has an expired kit and are in
an emergency situation, they are encouraged to use it. While the dose may not be
as effective, it could still be lifesaving. If the expiry date is approaching, the kit can
be brought to the Health Unit to exchange for a new one. This returned kit is not
redistributed (due to safety concerns). Kits are available for pick up at the Health
Unit and are free of charge.
Question: Are there statistics of persons who have overdosed, one time or multiple
times, and how are these ‘repeat offenders’ managed?
Answer: There are statistics about number of opioid related deaths, number of
emergency department visits, opioid related hospitalizations, and number of
naloxone kits distributed and reversals. Please see the following site for more
detailed data https://www.healthunit.com/opioids-middlesex-london.
“Repeat offenders” are treated the same as all clients and if they need another kit
they will be supplied with another kit and education about different services, i.e.
addiction, mental health, that are available. It may take several overdoses before
someone would like to seek help.
Question: Have EMS seen an increase of work demands with the growing overdose
Answer: Not all overdose cases are called in and reported, so it is difficult to
provide hard facts in this regard. However, hospitals do keep record of the number
of patients that have received care for overdose. No personal information is shared
between the hospital and the health unit, therefore it cannot be determined how
many of the overdose patients are receiving care multiple times.
The attached was presented during the meeting. Please review the slides for more
information about how London is managing the opioid crisis.
Saturday December 3 @ 10:00am
Westmount Public School, 1011 Viscount Road
MPP Peggy Sattler and Councillor Virginia Ridley held a combined meeting to:
provide residents with updates of what has been happening this year in their respective offices;
provide information to residents about how these two levels of government work together;
provide information to residents about how the respective elected official can provide assistance, and;
hold a general question and answer period.
Updates and general overview of how government works.
‐ Province governs the Municipalities
Has been a Hydro One advocate. Advised that 30% of hydro shares have been sold to the
Health Care Update
‐ Advocating for change
‐ A high area of concern includes the wait times for surgeries, specifically knee and
hip replacement wait times are very lengthy.
‐ Nursing cuts are not the answer.
Jobs and Unemployment
‐ Lay‐offs are an artificial reflection of the unemployment rate
‐ Food bank use has gone up 11% over one year
‐ It is presumed that Food Bank use has increased due to utility bills increasing
‐ Programs offered include Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support
Program (ODSP), assistance with identification (drivers licence, birth certificates).
‐ OW and ODSP are Provincial programs but are administered by the respective
‐ Parental Leave
o Has been pushing for parental leave for Members of Council. Currently
there is nothing in place to allow a member of Council time away for
parental leave, which could be an influencing factor when a member of the public is considering to run for City Council. City of London Council
has supported this motion, and has been put forward to Queen’s Park for
‐ Rapid Transit
o A Rapid Transit Implementation Working Group has been established and
will coordinate the city’s move to rapid transit. More can be read about
this group on the City of London website here.
o There has been a ‘bus only’ lane installed on Sarnia Road at Wonderland
Road. This is designed to allow London Transit buses priority when
turning left at the westbound traffic signal. More can be learned about
this bus only lane on the City of London website here.
‐ Standing Committee Appointments
o Every year Council selects and appoints members to the various standing
committees. The duration that members of council sit on the committee
is from December 1, of one year, to November 30, the following year.
o For the 2016/2017 year, I will be sitting on Civic Works Committee. For
details of what topics the Civic Works Committee hears at the meetings,
please visit this page on the City of London website.
Q & A
Q: What is being done to address the housing needs?
A: Province mandates what programs are in place to assist the low income and vulnerable
persons and the Municipality administers these programs. This is a similar arrangement
as assistive child care.
Currently in London there is a 10 year wait list to get into affordable housing, and this is a
grave concern. The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has been recently
established to provide further assistance to manage the shortage and to find other
manners in which to assist persons in need of housing arrangements.
NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo has taken on the task to table a Private Member’s Bill that will
allow inclusionary zoning.
“If passed, the proposed legislation for inclusionary zoning would help to achieve a
number of outcomes:
‐ Serve more people: inclusionary zoning would create affordable housing that
serves the needs of low‐ to moderate‐income families and individuals.
‐ Increase the supply of affordable units
‐ Meet local needs: inclusionary zoning would help municipalities meet affordable
housing objectives and targets set out in their housing and homelessness plans
and official plans.
More information about Inclusionary Zoning can be read here,
Q: There are areas east of Kitchener that have housing for persons in need – when will
we see similar programs here in London?
A: There are programs available in London now, such as Community Living London.
Q: There have been talks of privatizing Hydro One – can you provide comment to this?
A: Generally speaking, MPP Sattler and Cllr Ridley want to keep hydro companies within
the community. Surveys show that 81% of residents are opposed to privatization.
Premier Wynne has agreed that past mistakes have been made and will be addressing the
issue of increasing hydro rates.
Keep Hydro Public is a London Chapter that is aimed at bringing awareness to the issue of
Q: It has recently been indicated that London Hydro is talking of merging – can you
provide comment to this?
A: Talks are still confidential so comment is quite limited. Councillor Ridley is interested
and looking forward to reviewing the report that is brought forward to Committee
Q: What is the current status of the High Speed Rail?
A: City of London Council is very optimistic for the installation of High Speed Rail.
However, Queen’s Park has not seen progress through the budget process. This project
will require significant resources and work.
There is concern with the growing GTA and that this area will be the main area for the
resources and funding that becomes available to the high speed rail, which would limit
the resources and funding that is available to the remainder of SouthWestern Ontario.
Q: Why does Policy / Law change take so long and is there a way to speed up the length
of time the changes take?
A: On a Municipal level, the speed of policy / by‐law changes is highly dependent on
colleague support. If everyone is in support of a policy / by‐law change, then changes
could be seen as early as 3‐4 months. However, delays could be seen if there is
requirement for a Public Participation Meeting.
On a Provincial level, speed of changes can vary with which party holds the most seats.
One example includes the majority government brought a motion forward for
consideration, within two hours it was seen at committee with little to no time for other
party members to review.
Q: What is the current standing of the Pipe Line (line #9)?
A: As this is a Federal project, the Provincial government has little involvement and no
current information. More information can be found here, http://www.neb‐
Q: What is the Ideology of the NDP? It seems to be wavering, despite continued verbal
A: The NDP historically and continues to be, a social democrat, “Everyone deserves a
chance”. The decisions that the NDP have made are available to the general public.
Q: What is being done to address the Health Care wait times?
A: When the Conservatives were in power, a freeze was placed on the Health Care
budget system. This caused a hiring freeze, and has negatively affected the health care
system. During the last budget (2016), the Liberal government increased the budget by
1% and has also placed a moratorium on nurse cuts. Priorities are placed on Acute,
Primary, and Community Care.
Ward 10 Community Meeting
General discussion to gain input on what concerns are found
within the Ward as it relates to traffic and traffic calming.
Director, Roads & Transportation
Power Point Presentation regarding Traffic Calming, within the
City and other options that are / have been considered.
|Traffic lights at Wonderland Rd S and
Pine Valley Drive are not long
enough, causing east/west traffic to
Also, there is not enough time for
pedestrians to cross the road.
|Traffic on Wonderland Rd has met capacity. The traffic lights
are reviewed every six months for timing adjustments on
Wonderland Road. As traffic is heavier on Wonderland Road,
the traffic light times on Pine Valley Dr will be affected,
causing shorter green lights.
Pedestrians must push the cross walk button before the light
turns green. This indicates to the timing of the lights that a
pedestrian is crossing the road, and additional time will be
provided for pedestrians to safely cross the road.
|Commissioners Rd at
Andover/Beachwood will be closed –
what calming measures will be taken
on surrounding residential streets
(that are not part of the detour)?
|At this time, no calming measures will be taken on additional
surrounding residential streets. Detour routes are well
signed and most traffic will re-route based on the signage. It
is unavoidable to deter traffic from using alternate routes to
get to their destination.
As the closure will be for a limited number of days, it would
be ineffective and a poor use of resources to install
temporary calming measures
|During road construction, would it be
a possibility to have temporary stop
signs put in place on surrounding
|The City examines potential construction impacts for all
major projects on arterial roadways. Detour routes are
developed for temporary closures that are signed and
advertised. For longer term projects, local temporary traffic
calming solutions are reviewed and implemented if
|Is it possible to permanently remove
speed humps / bumps during road
|The removal of traffic calming measures must follow Policy,
which indicates that
- Residents can request removal 2 years after
- A survey will be sent to affected home owners
- A minimum of 25% support must be received for the
removal of the devices
|McMaster is currently being repaved,
would it be possible to remove the
speed bumps permanently? Many
residents in the area do not want
|It is standard practice to reinstall everything that is on the
roadway, ex. School crossings, curbs, etc.
Should residents wish for the traffic calming devices to be
removed, a request can be sent to the Transportation
department (see question and answer above).
|What types of traffic calming
measures are used?
|Horizontal Traffic Calming Measures
- Speed cushion
- Raised intersection
- Raised crosswalk
- Speed table
- Speed hump
- Curb radius reduction
- Neighbourhood traffic circle
- Centre island median
- Lateral shift
- Directional closures
- Raised median through intersection
- Right-In / Right-Out
- Full closure
Passive & Mitigating Measures
- Community entrance signs
- Textured pavement
- Targeted speed limit enforcement
- Speed Display (PEEP Board)
- On street parking
- Road watch program
- Road diet
|What measures are most effective to
Traffic Calming measures that are physically impeding to
|Who pays for the installation of the
traffic calming measures?
Specifically, do the residents that
have requested the traffic calming
measures pay for the installation?
|The City of London Roads and Transportation department
absorbs the cost of installation and removal of the traffic
|Is there any possibility that the
residents who request the traffic
calming measures be responsible for
the cost of installation, similar to that
of the street light local
|While this has been considered in the past, traffic calming is
not included as an item under the City’s local improvement
policies. Traffic calming provides benefits to residents
(walkers, cyclists, etc.) beyond those that front onto the
There is a Council approved budget to address traffic calming
capital infrastructure needs. The Traffic Calming Policy
requires community consensus to justify making changes to
established neighbourhoods. Support from the majority of
adjacent property owners, not the capita cost, is typically the
biggest obstacle for the traffic calming proposals.
|Curb extensions are in favour of the
pedestrians, in that there is minimal
road way to cross, however there is
concern for the safety of cyclists as
the road narrows, not allowing
enough room for a bicycle and
|Yes, curb extensions are beneficial for pedestrian crossing. A
cyclist has the right to a full lane of the road per the Ontario
Traffic Act, therefore when a cyclist approaches the curb
extension, they should take over the lane and proceed
through the area. Further, bicycles are considered a vehicle
under the Ontario Traffic Act, and therefore have a right to a
full driving lane.
|Could rumble strips be used within
the City as a traffic calming measure?
|While rumble strips do bring attention to the speed in which
drivers are travelling, this measure is used most often in rural
areas. The reasoning for this is that a constant hum would be
heard in urban areas where traffic is constant, and this would
be detrimental to residential quality of life.
|Why was a stop sign installed at Pine
Valley & Viscount Rd if stop signs are
not considered traffic calming
|After numerous complaints, a traffic volume count was
complete. The count found that there was a high enough
vehicle and pedestrian volume with the required split in
traffic to meet the required warrant, the stop signs were NOT
installed as a traffic calming device, but to control right-ofway
at the intersection.
|When will Wonderland Rd be
|Wonderland Road has met capacity, and staff are constantly
reviewing the traffic lights for any adjustments so that traffic
may flow easier.
The widening of Wonderland Rd is included with the City of
London 20 year road network plan, which indicates that
Wonderland Rd will be widened to six (6) lanes.
|Considering speed humps are a
permanent fixture, how does this
impact snow plowing?
|Speed humps do not impact snow clearing. To learn more
about the snow clearing procedures, and when you can
expect your street to be cleared, visit London.ca and search
for Winter Maintenance.
|Is there a mandate for road
construction jobs indicating what
kind of notice and signage is
|Yes, contractors are aware of the requirements. If you have
concerns or do not see signage of the road construction
project, please contact the Environmental Service staff at
email@example.com or by calling 519-661-4570
|As the new Southwest Community
Center is being constructed shortly, it
would make sense for Southdale
Road to be widened at the same time
– two projects at once resulting in
less disruptions to residents.
|At this time, it is not in the budget to expand Southdale Road,
nor does the volume of traffic meet requirements for
Further, the developer owns the land until the City of London
assumes the land, meaning that the City of London cannot
construct on private property.
It is anticipated that an Environmental Assessment will take
place late 2016 / early 2017. During this assessment, road
requirements will be reviewed; the public will also be
consulted during this phase to gain user input.
|What is an Environmental
|An Environmental Assessment is an assessment/review of the
need to expand and how to fulfil this need.
Environmental Assessments are required for large
construction projects, such as the Southdale Road widening
that is coming up.
Part of the Environmental Assessment is public consultation,
during this time the public is encouraged to provide input,
concerns, and learn on how the project will impact them
|What kind of data is collected during
a speed and volume study and how is
this considered when considering
traffic calming for a residential area?
|Point system; min. number of cars are required to be on the
street for consideration; speed; volume; short cutting traffic;
collisions; presence of sidewalks; number of pedestrians.
Please refer to page C-1 of the Traffic Calming Policy.
|Are “Local Traffic Only” signs
|No, these signs are not effective. Drivers will maneuver
around the sign to gain access to the road.
|When will Windermere Road be
completely open again?
|It is anticipated that the bridge work will be done by the fall.
We are anticipating that the bridge will be open within the
month of October.
|I heard that red light cameras were
rejected in London – why?
|This is misinformation. Red Light Cameras were approved by
Council in January, for the period of 2017-2021.
|Traffic volumes on Andover Dr have
increased, and speed is a problem. It
is requested for a traffic calming
study on Andover.
|A speed a volume study has been scheduled for this fall to
determine if the street qualifies for traffic calming. The study
will take place between Elmgrove Cres and Viscount Rd.