Services . .
Clarington Traffic Management
Advisory Committee (CTMAC)
Working Closely with the Municipality of
Clarington, the Durham
Regional Police & Road
WatchTo Improve Road Safety for all Residents
WHO ARE WE?
It was almost five years ago that Clarington
Council approved the formation of the Clarington
Traffic Management Advisory Committee in response
to growing traffic related concerns in the Municipality.
This Committee is made up of a group of volunteer
residents (two from each ward) who are concerned
about traffic speed, volume and/or flow in their
individual communities and the Municipality as
Committee members are appointed by Council for
a three-year period to work with representatives
of the Clarington Engineering Department, Durham
Regional Police and Road Watch.
This Committee meets monthly to study and prepare
recommendations to address traffic concerns/issues
referred to it by Council and/or staff. If you are interested in serving on this committee
at a future date you may receive an application
from by calling the Clerk’s Department at
NOTE: The Clarington Traffic Management Advisory
Committee has no authority or mandate for review
of traffic concerns that exist within the Municipality
on roads that are designated as REGIONAL or PROVINCIAL.
WHAT IS OUR MANDATE?
1. To be familiar with current available information
about traffic calming.
2. To consider impacts on the Municipality, including
but not limited to, liability, staff time, cost,
implementation, maintenance, scheduling, potential
neighbourhood conflicts, etc.
3. To develop a policy to review traffic calming
for three situations:
4. Ensure area wide alternatives are considered,
before considering localized traffic calming projects. 5. Prepare an overview of existing traffic management
practices with a comprehensive traffic calming
policy for Council’s consideration. 6. Review requests for traffic calming from the
public. 7. Consider a proactive approach to traffic management
on an area wide basis and implementation of traffic
calming measures in the planning process of new
development if justified. WHAT DO WE DO?
- Updating of existing streets
- Implemented in conjunction with road reconstruction/resurfacing.
- Implemented with Municipal Land Use and Transportation
a) Receive complaints through Council or staff.
This Process Shall Have Regard for the Following
b) Visit the site(s) and meet with local residents.
c) Review information on volume, speed, planning
d) Identify and evaluate possible alternatives
e) Develop recommendations and vote on preferred
f) Present recommendations to Council through
the Engineering Services Department.
g) Monitor implemented solutions and provide
feedback to staff and Council.
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A TRAFFIC PROBLEM
- Public consultation
- Funding sources
- Feasibility of implementation
- Road operations and maintenance
- Aesthetic impact on surrounding area
- Local and Regional Official Plans
- Municipal by-laws
- Site specific and area-wide traffic impact
- Human factors and principles of positive
guidance (driver expectation)
- Uniform application of accepted traffic engineering
POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN EVALUATING YOUR
- What is the problem/concern?
• Excessive speed?
• Excessive traffic volume?
• Inefficient traffic flow?
- How long has it been going on?
- Is this problem an annoyance or is it a danger
- Discuss your concerns with your neighbours.
If there is agreement that a problem exists,
define the type and scope of the problem.
- A radar message board is available on loan
to the public. For more information contact
the Clarington Engineering Services Department
Traffic Co-Ordinator at (905) 623-3379, Ext.
- Use this radar message board to conduct a
traffic survey in your area of concern to validate
and document your findings on the forms provided.
- Collect and document as much additional information/detail
as possible about your concern.
- Present your case documentation to your area
Councillor with a request for the Clarington
Traffic Management Advisory Committee to review
NOTE: There is a variety of
traffic calming methods available, including but
not limited to:
- The population of Clarington has grown rapidly
over the last few years, resulting in substantial
increases in new homes and vehicles. Is the
concern you have identified simply increased
volume from this growth?
- Is the traffic problem caused by local residents
or through traffic?
- Is the traffic problem caused by insufficient/inadequate
- Is your concern based on the actions of a
small minority of drivers, or are all/most drivers
- Consider what solution(s) may be most effective
for your situation.
For further traffic safety
information please see the following:
- Hamlet gating treatment at speed reduction
- Transverse pavement markings
- Rumble strips (grooves cut in pavement)
- Improved signage
- Speed humps
- Textured crosswalks
- Raised crosswalks
- Raised intersections
- Traffic circles
- Traffic lights
- Stop signs (have limited effect on speeding)
If you require further
information about the Committee or have a traffic
concern you would like to discuss please contact:
Engineering Services Department at (905) 623-3379,