Hit the Brakes! Lanark County launches public consultation for draft Speed Management Policy

Wednesday, 12 July 2023 13:30

Lanark County
Media Release
July 12, 2023

The County of Lanark is pleased to announce the commencement of the public consultation period for its new draft Speed Management Policy. The policy aims to establish a standardized approach for evaluating and addressing requests for speed management measures on County Roads, with the ultimate goal of enhancing safety for all road users, curbing aggressive driving, and improving the overall livability of our communities.

Recognizing the importance of engaging with residents and gathering their valuable insights, the County of Lanark invites all community members to contribute their feedback during the consultation process. This opportunity allows residents to have a direct impact on the finalization of the draft policy, ensuring it reflects the needs and concerns of the local population.

To facilitate the public consultation, the County of Lanark has established a user-friendly feedback submission form, which will be available at (lanarkcounty.ca/hitthebrakes). Residents are encouraged to visit the website and access the form starting from Wednesday, July 12, 2023, until Monday, August 7, 2023. All feedback received will be compiled into a comprehensive report. This report will then be presented to the Public Works Committee on August 16, 2023, for its consideration.

Lanark County Public Works Manager, Sean Derouin, stated, "Since the pandemic began in 2020, the County of Lanark has received an increased number of requests to reduce speed and install traffic calming measures on County Roads, especially within hamlets.

The County has proceeded with multiple speed reductions over the past three years but has found it challenging to find suitable locations to implement the traffic calming mitigation measures provided within our existing policy.

The County has retained Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited to update the existing policy, providing staff with a standardized, balanced procedure for assessing such requests and providing recommendations on proposed mitigation measures, if any, to County Council."

For more information/media interviews, contact:
Sean Derouin
Public Works Manager Lanark County
1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3194 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.