Seven split speed humps and on-road bike lanes (both sides) are proposed as a one-year pilot project along Drury Lane, south of Fairview Street (maps below). At the Feb. 22 public meeting that discussed the two-year road construction project on New-Drury-Prospect-Courtland-Tallman-Stinson, city staff heard that residents want to see increased traffic calming on Drury Lane.
Following the Feb. 22 meeting, city transportation staff had further discussions with the Burlington Fire Department and came up with a modified split speed hump design that they feel should reduce emergency response times. The modified design provides a wider space in between the two humps, allowing emergency vehicles to manoeuvre through the centre of the road. Additional paint markings will also be added as a guide for emergency vehicles.
The original traffic calming plan showed three speed humps along Drury Lane. Transportation staff feel the amended proposal will provide a more complete traffic calming plan. The speed humps will be rubber (non-permanent) for the duration of the pilot project. Drury Lane is scheduled for road reconstruction beginning in July 2017. At that time, staff will undertake an analysis of the pilot project. If successful, permanent speed humps will be installed as part of the road reconstruction project.
The proposal also includes the removal of the current on-street parking on the east side of Drury Lane in order to accommodate the speed humps and bike lanes. A letter was sent to residents explaining the rational and you can view it here: March 9 2016 – Drury Lane Traffic Calming Update Letter
For more information or questions, contact Brent Jefferson, Traffic Technologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.