Revitalizing Caledon Streets

The Revitalizing Caledon Streets (RCS) program is about finding better ways to include all modes of transportation on our streets safely. The program is based on a “complete streets” approach, where road design takes into account multiple factors including existing land use, the surrounding landscape, and the needs of everyone using the road.

Our goal is to make our streets safe, efficient, reliable, convenient, and sustainable for everyone regardless of their age, ability, and mode of transportation. At the same time, we also want to preserve traffic flow and minimize any negative impacts on nearby roads.

Current Projects

We are reviewing the following streets.

Kennedy Road

We are assessing Kennedy Road to find ways to accommodate all modes of travel. Whether you're walking, biking, taking transit or driving, we want to ensure that you can travel safely and efficiently.

Using the complete streets approach, we're assessing:

  • Lane reconfiguration to include cycling facilities/infrastructure
  • On-street parking
  • Potential bus stops and mid-block pedestrian crossing locations

The four existing lanes will remain the same, and any possible changes (subject to feasibility) will be made and will not require reconstruction.

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Potential benefits

The possible benefits of using the complete streets approach along Kennedy Road include:

  • Improving safety and accessibility for all modes of transportation
  • Giving everyone a range of transportation options
  • Improving liveability and promoting healthy-living in our community
  • Improving environmental sustainability
  • Supporting economic development

Queensgate Boulevard

We are exploring ways to improve Queensgate Boulevard and assessing possibily of reducing the four-lane roadway to three lanes. We are also considering adding bike lanes. Because the number traffic lanes would change, we are ensuring that these alterations would only have a minimal impact on traffic congestion.

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Please take our survey and provide us with feedback. You can subscribe and get email updates about the project and how you can get involved. We want to hear from you!

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Potential benefits

The possible benefits of applying the complete streets approach along Queensgate Boulevard include:

  • Calming traffic and reducing speed using a narrower lane width
  • Improving cyclist safety with bike lanes
  • Improving crossing safety for pedestrians as they have to cross fewer lanes
  • Reducing right-angle crashes as side-street motorists will have to cross fewer lanes
  • Promoting safety by reducing vehicle speeds and reducing conflicts between drivers

Our goal is to improve economic vitality by adding bicycles lanes and walking areas, so that our residents can enjoy and explore the area safely.

Completed Projects

 Mountainview Road
 

We completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study (EA) to gauge improvements to Mountainview Road. This is to assess traffic conditions in the study area, find ways to better serve all modes of transportation, and manage traffic from development growth.

Currently, Mountainview Road, Between Olde Base Line Road and Granite Stones Road, includes one lane per direction and no infrastructure for active transportation options like biking or walking.

We have considered:

  • Safe ways to accommodate all road users
  • Adding on-road bicycle facilities/infrastructure
  • Adding sidewalks

Public Information Centre's

We have held Public Information Centres (PICs) to discuss issues and alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, environmental impacts, and mitigation measures.

If you would like to review materials presented during past public consultations, please contact us. 

Project Steps

We have taken steps to ensure that we consider all aspects of the project.

Completed steps include:

  • Identifying the problem or opportunity, along with alternative solutions
  • Establishing a preferred solution considering public review and staff input
  • Identifying alternative design concepts for the preferred solution which take the current environment into consideration
  • Establishing the preferred design considering public review and staff input
  • Public Information Centres
  • Drafting an Environmental Assessment including the design and consultation process

Environmental assessment process

The study followed the requirements set in the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document, which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The environmental assessment involves:

  • Reviewing background information
  • Identifying problems and opportunities
  • Assessing alternative solutions

This will lead to the creation of initial design concepts that addresses the potential environmental effects and a preferred solution.

The Process

In choosing which roads to include in the program, we base our decisions on the following:

We will review a few locations every year and will look at all options in order to understand their impact on traffic flow. Each review is based on four elements:

  1. Vehicular traffic
  2. Cycling
  3. Transit (where applicable)
  4. Pedestrian traffic

How We Make Streets More “Complete”

Changes can include:

  • Adding traffic calming to reduce vehicle speeds
  • Adding transit (where feasible)
  • Changing the number or width of lanes
  • Adding bicycle lanes and facilities
  • Adding crosswalks
  • Changing pedestrian crossing times at traffic signals