Road safety consultation

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This consultation has now closed. Feedback received from the survey and the map will be incorporated into a staff report in fall 2021 that will consider future traffic calming initiatives, potential areas for speed reductions and other road safety programs or initiatives. As well, Development Services staff are planning for a review of the current Traffic Calming Policy and are reviewing industry best practices for 2022.

About the road safety consultation

The City is committed to the safe movement of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists throughout Barrie. Our Traffic Services team does this using a number of tools, including traffic calming tools (radar speed advisory boards, road diets, temporary speed cushions, bollard islands, and bollard chicanes) and speed monitoring. We also rely on our partners at the Barrie Police Service for enforcement of residential road speed limits. Visit barrie.ca/traffic for more information on current traffic calming initiatives.

In spring 2021, Barrie City Council approved a motion to create an online survey to poll residents on road safety and speed changes in the city. The purpose of this survey was to gain feedback from residents as to whether they are in favour of a city-wide reduction or solely a reduction in residential areas, along with further questions that may help identify specific streets of concern with respect to road safety and speeding.

How we collected feedback

Residents were asked to identify specific roads or intersections that would benefit from increased traffic calming or speed reductions on a map, and complete a survey that asked for input on speed limits, traffic calming measures and their effectiveness. The deadline for feedback was August 31, 2021.

This consultation has now closed. Feedback received from the survey and the map will be incorporated into a staff report in fall 2021 that will consider future traffic calming initiatives, potential areas for speed reductions and other road safety programs or initiatives. As well, Development Services staff are planning for a review of the current Traffic Calming Policy and are reviewing industry best practices for 2022.

About the road safety consultation

The City is committed to the safe movement of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists throughout Barrie. Our Traffic Services team does this using a number of tools, including traffic calming tools (radar speed advisory boards, road diets, temporary speed cushions, bollard islands, and bollard chicanes) and speed monitoring. We also rely on our partners at the Barrie Police Service for enforcement of residential road speed limits. Visit barrie.ca/traffic for more information on current traffic calming initiatives.

In spring 2021, Barrie City Council approved a motion to create an online survey to poll residents on road safety and speed changes in the city. The purpose of this survey was to gain feedback from residents as to whether they are in favour of a city-wide reduction or solely a reduction in residential areas, along with further questions that may help identify specific streets of concern with respect to road safety and speeding.

How we collected feedback

Residents were asked to identify specific roads or intersections that would benefit from increased traffic calming or speed reductions on a map, and complete a survey that asked for input on speed limits, traffic calming measures and their effectiveness. The deadline for feedback was August 31, 2021.

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Tell us your TOP area for speeding issue or a road safety concern

3 months

Please choose ONE specific road or area that would benefit from a traffic calming measure or speed reduction effort. Please limit it to ONE top concern in your neighbourhood, so that we can ensure everyone's feedback is counted.

Here are definitions for the traffic calming measures that are potential options in the City of Barrie:

  • Radar speed signs: show the speed a vehicle is going
  • Speed cushion: raised bump on the road

  • Road diet: also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, a technique where the number of travel lanes and/or width of the road is reduced


  • Traffic bollard islands: a physical barrier used to guide traffic toward appropriate areas while ensuring clear sight lines and allowing pedestrian access


Identify the main concern you have by using the different pins on the map.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
Page last updated: 01 September 2021, 08:05