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The City of Calgary installs various traffic calming measures to reduce speeds and improve safety for all road users. Speed cushions and speed humps are raised speed reduction measures that can be effective when appropriate and aim to reduce vehicle speeds to 30-40 km/h. Speed cushions are segmented and placed on busier streets to reduce impacts on transit and emergency vehicles. Speed humps are continuous across the road and are more appropriate on lower volume residential streets.

Speed Cushions

Photos courtesy of Traffic Logix

Speed Humps

In 2024, we are initiating a pilot deployment of temporary (rubber) speed cushions and humps. Findings from this pilot will be used to guide future decisions about establishing an ongoing program and help us learn more about the feasibility, cost, and benefit of an ongoing speed hump program in the local context. Maintenance requirements and durability will also be evaluated.

Pilot locations

Locations for this pilot were selected based on collision, speed characteristics and previous requests for traffic calming.

Please note that images shown are preliminary and may not represent actual location of speed cushions or speed humps.

 

Auburn Sound Manor S.E.

Speed humps along Auburn Sound Manor S.E.

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Auburn Shores Way S.E.

Speed cushions between Auburn Bay Avenue S.E. and 300 Auburn Shores Landing S.E.

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Hamptons Way N.W.

Speed cushions and speed humps between Hamptons View N.W. and Hamptons Drive N.W.

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Royal Oak Drive N.W.

Speed cushions between Rocky Ridge Road N.W. and Royal Birch Boulevard N.W.

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29 Street S.W.

Speed cushions between 21 Avenue S.W. and 30 Avenue S.W.

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Crescent Heights High School

Speed cushions on 1 Street N.W., 9 Avenue N.W. and 11 Avenue N.W.

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Centre Avenue N.E.

Speed cushions between 9A Street N.E. and 12 Street N.E.

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Taradale Drive N.E.

Speed cushions from Tarington Road N.E. to 80 Avenue N.E.

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Project timeline

  • Spring 2024: Site selection, design, and before data collection.
  • Summer 2024: Install speed cushions and speed humps.
  • Fall 2024: After data collection and evaluation.

Provide your feedback

Contact us by filling out the online service request below or call 311 for assistance.

We are not considering other locations at this time; however, we will receive concerns for potential review in the future pending results of this pilot.

Frequently asked questions

How many speed hump requests were received in 2023?

We received 126 requests for speed humps through 311 in 2023.

How did we select the locations for the pilot in 2024?

Locations were selected based on collisions, speed characteristics and previous requests for traffic calming.

What are the potential outcomes from this pilot?

Depending on the outcome of the evaluation, if the temporary speed cushions or humps are found to be effective and durable, replacement with permanent may occur at the time of road resurfacing. If these measures are found to be ineffective, the temporary speed cushions or humps may be removed or replaced with an alternative treatment.

How will we evaluate this pilot?

We will conduct before and after speed studies. We will evaluate changes in driving behaviour and review public feedback.

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