Council recently directed staff to develop a traffic calming policy and program to target specific locations where data (speed, collision, West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD)) shows there is a speed or congestion related safety concern.
The District currently has 89 active requests for traffic calming. It is not uncommon to receive contradictory concerns about a single road. One resident may request speed bumps to slow drivers down, while another finds speed humps problematic. The District is working on a fair and consistent Traffic Calming Policy to help determine how traffic calming measures will be considered and implemented.
If all the current traffic calming requests were implemented, it could cost in excess of $1,000,000. Currently the District does not have a dedicated budget for traffic calming. However, if Council endorses the Traffic Calming Policy, which will be presented in the first half of 2024, staff will evaluate and rank the requests and reallocate funds from existing budgets to address several of the top ranked traffic calming requests. The remaining requests will be forwarded for future consideration.