From city reports,
Transportation Services recommends to Etobicoke York Community Council that:
1. Traffic calming not be installed on Medland Street, between Dundas Street West and Annette Street.
This report summarises the results of an investigation into installing speed humps on Medland Street, between Dundas Street West and Annette Street. The staff review shows that the criteria for installing speed humps are not satisfied.
Councillor Bill Saundercook, on behalf of area residents, asked Transportation staff to review installing physical traffic calming measures on Medland Street, between Dundas Street West and Annette Street, to address concerns with current traffic operations, particularly a concern about taxis and delivery vehicles “short cutting” through the neighbourhood.
Medland Street is a north-south local road that operates both ways between Dundas Street West and Annette Street, and has a pavement width of 7.6 metres. Curb side sidewalks exist on both sides of the road. The posted speed limit is 40 km/h; however, this is not considered a warranted speed limit as it does meet the City’s existing 40km/h speed limit warrant. Parking is prohibited on the east side of the street at all times with a one hour limit on a portion of the west side.
We assessed the subject location according to the City of Toronto’s Traffic Calming Policy. The principal criteria for installing of speed humps are vehicle operating speeds and volume. Other environmental factors are also examined, such as road width, pedestrian facilities and grade. The proposal was evaluated under each of the three criteria (Warrants 1, 2 and 3), with the results summarized in Appendix A.
Based on our assessment, Medland Street does not satisfy Warrant 3.1 “Minimum Speed” which is required to satisfy the entire warrant. The following table summarises traffic volume and speed data:
Location: Medland Avenue,