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Transportation Policies

Traffic Calming Policy:

The policy is intended to deal with all forms of traffic calming devices and their use on residential streets including Local and Collector Roads as designated in the Official Plan.

Traffic calming is the act of reducing traffic speed and volume on a group of streets within a specific geographical area by implementing proven methods to reduce identified problems. The policy provides a framework that will enable the City Administration to determine proper and effective courses of action when dealing with concerns relating to traffic volume, excessive speed, and pedestrian and vehicular safety.

An updated Traffic Calming Policy was approved by Council on September 21, 2015 (M394/2015). The policy is available online for anyone to view or print in portable document format (PDF) below:

A list of current Traffic Calming projects is available on the Traffic Calming web page.

All Way Stop Policy:

The All Way Stop Review Committee and Administration have made some minor changes to our existing All Way Stop Policy to make the City of Windsor's policy consistent with the trends in other Ontario municipalities.

These changes include the ban of all new all way stops on Transit Routes.  All way stops will not be used as a speed control measure, and all way stops will not be allowed within 250 meters of other all way stops or traffic signals. All requests for all way stops related to speeding problems will be directed for potential evaluation for traffic calming following the Traffic Calming Policy.

Council approved the revised policy on September 6, 2005 (CR536/2005). The research paper, policy and Council Resolution are available online for anyone to view or print in portable document format (PDF) below:

School Neighbourhood Policy:

The School Neighbourhood Policy addresses parking, traffic and transportation issues involving school sites and surrounding neighbourhoods through a combination of engineering, enforcement, and education measures to provide a consistent approach to these issues.

Transportation Impact Study Guidelines:

The City of Windsor Transportation Impact Study (TIS) Guidelines are provided for the use of development applicants and their transportation engineering consultants. The guidelines identify:

  • When a TIS (or limited scope transportation study) is needed for a development application
  • Required qualifications for a professional who prepares a TIS
  • The required technical content of a TIS

The TIS Guidelines are intended to address the typical range of developments. Since no guideline can address the unique characteristics of every development, the exact requirements for development applications may vary from these guidelines. Applicants or their consultants who need to provide a TIS are encouraged to contact Transportation Planning staff as early as possible to confirm study scope, especially in the case of unique, large, or complex developments.

The TIS Guidelines are provided below:

Transportation Planning Division
1266 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3M7
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please call the Policy Analyst at (519) 255-6247 ext. 6003.