3. ALL WAY STOP CONTROL AT THE INTERSECTION OF OSGOODE MAIN STREET AND ELIZABETH STREET AND AT THE INTERSECTION OF OSGOODE MAIN STREET AND GORDON MURDOCK ROAD
INSTALLATION D’UN PANNEAU D’ARRÊT TOUTES DIRECTIONS À L’INTERSECTION DE LA RUE OSGOODE MAIN ET DE LA RUE ELIZABETH ET À L’INTERSECTION DE LA RUE OSGOODE MAIN ET DU CHEMIN GORDON MURDOCK
1. Approve the installation of an all-way stop control at the intersection of Osgoode Main Street and Elizabeth Street; and,
2. Approve the installation of an all-way stop control at the intersection of Osgoode Main Street and Gordon Murdock Road.
RECOMMANDATIONS DU COMITÉ
Que le Conseil :
1. Approuve l’installation d’un panneau d’arrêt toutes directions à l’intersection de la rue Osgoode Main et de la rue Elizabeth;
2. Approuve l’installation d’un panneau d’arrêt toutes directions à l’intersection de la rue Osgoode Main et du chemin Gordon Murdock.
DOCUMENTATION / DOCUMENTATION
1. Councillor G. Darouze, report dated 23 February 2017 (ACS2017-CCS-ARA-0001).
Rapport du Conseiller G. Darouze, daté le 23 février 2017 (ACS2017-CCS-ARA-0001).
2. Extract of draft Minutes, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, 6 April 2017
Extrait de l’ébauche du procès-verbal, Comité de l’agriculture et des affaires rurales, le 6 avril 2017
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Comité de l'agriculture et des affaires rurales
2 March 2017 / 2 mars 2017
et au Conseil
8 March 2017 / 8 février 2017
Submitted on February 23, 2017
Soumis le 23 février 2017
Councillor / Conseiller George Darouze
Councillor / Conseiller George Darouze, Osgoode Ward / Quartier Osgoode
Ward: OSGOODE (20)
File Number: ACS2017-CCS-ARA-0002
SUBJECT: All Way Stop Control at the intersection of Osgoode Main Street and Elizabeth Street and at the intersection of Osgoode Main Street and Gordon Murdock Road
OBJET: Installation d’un panneau d’arrêt toutes directions à l’intersection de la rue Osgoode Main et de la rue Elizabeth et à l’intersection de la rue Osgoode Main et du chemin Gordon Murdock
That the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommend that Council:
RECOMMANDATIONS DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité de l’agriculture et des affaires rurales recommande au Conseil :
1. D’approuver l’installation d’un panneau d’arrêt toutes directions à l’intersection de la rue Osgoode Main et de la rue Elizabeth;
2. D’approuver l’installation d’un panneau d’arrêt toutes directions à l’intersection de la rue Osgoode Main et du chemin Gordon Murdock.
Local residents have expressed concern about entering the intersection of Osgoode Main St. and Elizabeth St. in respect to pedestrian safety. Establishing an all-way stop control configuration at this intersection has been identified by residents by way of petition as the preferred approach for improving safety.
Currently, the intersection of Osgoode Main and Gordon Murdoch is a two-way stop control configuration. Residents have voiced concerns with the safety of the intersection and by way of petition call for the installation of two addition stop signs as the preferred approach for improving safety. Recent motor-vehicle accidents have been near-tragic indications that additional stop signage needs to be installed.
The Traffic Services Service Area (Traffic Services) reviews all requests for the installation of all-way stop controls (AWSC) in a consistent manner. AWSC are only installed when the staff review confirms that such a measure is warranted by meeting specific criteria. The city’s AWSC Warrant Criteria is based on past practices of former municipalities and aligns with the Ontario Traffic Manual.
The Warrant Criteria considers:
• Vehicular and pedestrian volume based on specific requirements for various roadway classifications in both urban and rural areas;
• Collision data over the last 3 years; and,
• Intersection visibility restrictions.
AWSC are installed when the required volume criteria is met, or when 3 or more intersection collisions considered preventable by AWSC occurred over the last 3 years or when there is restricted visibility at the intersection.
Upon staff’s review of the aforementioned locations for the implementation of AWSC, the warrants used to support the installation are not met at Osgoode Main Street and Elizabeth Street and at Osgoode Main Street and Gordon Murdock Road as a result of low traffic volumes. As well, at both locations, there have been zero collisions in the past three years (January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015), and a field review has confirmed that sightlines are adequate.
It is staff’s experience that the installation of unwarranted all-way stop control may result in:
• an increased in operating speed on roadways as some drivers may try to make up for “lost” time for having had to slow down to stop.
• minimal driver compliance with stop signs on the major street as the vast majority of drivers would seldom encounter side street traffic or crossing pedestrians.
• a false sense of security may develop for pedestrians wishing to cross the street as they will assume that all approaching vehicles will actually stop for the stop sign.
Upon Council approval of the recommendations as listed in this report, the Transportation Services Department will implement AWSC at the intersections of Osgoode Main Street at Elizabeth Street and Osgoode Main Street at Gordon Murdock by installing the necessary signage and pavement markings. The installation costs will be approximately $1,200 per intersection and can be accommodated within the existing Traffic Services operating budget.
There are no specific rural implications arising from the recommendation of this report.
The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to speak to an item may do so.
COMMENTS BY THE WARD COUNCILLOR(S)
Councillor George Darouze is in full support of the report.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE(S) COMMENTS
This has not been considered by Advisory Committees.
There are no legal implications associated with the recommendations contained within this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no risk management implications associated to this report.
There is no financial implication associated with the recommendation contained in the report. The required funding is available within the Traffic Services 2017 approved operating budget.
There are no accessibility impacts associated with the recommendations of this report.
TERM OF COUNCIL PRIORITIES
The recommendation of this report aligns to the 2015-2018 Strategic Priority – Transportation and Mobility, specifically Strategic Objective TM4 – Improve safety for all road users.
The Transportation Services Department will take appropriate action based on the recommendations made by the Committee and Council.
agriculture and rural
12 april 2017
Comité de l’agriculture et des AFFAIRES rurales
LE 12 avril 2017