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Westgate - 8 Avenue S.W. traffic calming project

In 2015, a community traffic issue identified by the Westgate Community Association was selected for a traffic calming project.  Drivers were observed speeding in the school zone on 8 Avenue S.W., there were issues with drivers failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks in the study area and safety concerns were raised related to pick-up and drop-off activity at the two local schools.

City staff worked with the Westgate Community Association, the two area schools, and a small group of affected residents to develop a traffic calming plan to address these concerns.

The traffic calming plan is designed to improve the safety of people walking through the community. Curb extensions encourage drivers to travel at a safer speed, and reduce the crossing distance for people walking across the street. The new sidewalk provides people walking with a safe place to walk on the south side of 8 Avenue S.W. Construction of the traffic calming devices was completed in 2017.

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  • Traffic plan map
  • New curb extension at 8 Ave. and Westview Dr. S.W.
  • New curb extension at 8 Ave. and Warwick Dr. S.W.
  • New sidewalk on south side of 8 Ave S.W.
  • New wheelchair ramp at 8 Ave and Westminster Dr S.W.

Questions or concerns?

If you have questions about this project please contact 311 and the Community Traffic team will respond.

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For general information about the program please visit the Community Traffic Studies webpage.​​​​​