As the community is well aware the traffic issues in the Oriole Park / Chaplin Estates area have increased in part due to the LRT construction and magnified by drivers utilizing the WAZE app to drive through the area.
The residents of Highbourne Avenue between College View and Tranmer while laying the groundwork to have speed humps installed were able ,through the assistance of Councillor Josh Matlow, to have an Interactive Speed Indicator installed from May to October 2019. The City provided the results from August 28,2019 to September 9,2019 which includes the first week of school. The results speak for themselves - and they are not good.
The posted speed on Highbourne is 30 KPH.
The average speed for all hours during the 13 day period was 58 KPH.
The average maximum speed between 7-10 AM during the first week of school was 78.5 KPH.
The average maximum speed between 3-6 PM during the first week of school was 79 KPH.
The highest speed recorded between 3-4 PM while children were returning from school was 111 KPH.
These results are unacceptable and the OPA is continuing the dialogue with the City to see how to control this increasing bad behavior and lack of respect for the community.