City Installs Innovative Traffic Calming Technique
The City of Regina is introducing a new style of traffic calming in our neighbourhoods. Traffic Calming curbs (TC) are premanufactured concrete slabs that are placed on the asphalt roadway. These curbs will replace traditional speed bumps where pedestrian safety is a concern.
TC curbs serve as a catalyst to increase safety in neighbourhoods with a pedestrian focus by encouraging drivers to travel at reduced speeds, improving yielding behaviour at intersections, and shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians.
Starting on Monday, August 24, crews will remove the existing speed humps on Whelan Drive by MacNeil School. On Tuesday, August 25, crews will install new TC curbs at two crosswalks. Drivers may want to consider alternate routes as traffic will be detoured during the work.
Vehicles do not drive over these curbs, they are used to guide drivers away from the sidewalks. They are yellow in colour with reflective posts for visibility to the driver. TC curbs are the same height as regular sidewalk curbs and their unique design allows water to flow under them, alleviating any drainage concerns.
An efficient and quick alternative for traffic calming due to the ease of constructability for permanent or temporary solutions, TC curbs cost a fraction when compared to traditional methods. Many municipalities in Alberta and Ontario are implementing this type of curb instead of using traditional methods. The City of Regina will review potential locations for installing TC curbs in the future.
The City of Regina thanks residents for their understanding and patience. Slow down and be safe. Workers and their families are relying on you.
Visit the Road Report for other traffic restrictions and closures.
Location & Example of new Traffic Calming Curbs