St. George Street Temporary Slow Zones

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Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey. Your feedback will help inform recommendations for the future of St. George Street.

About the project
To support outdoor activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary traffic calming measures were designed for St. George Street to encourage all drivers to slow down and reduce traffic during peak travel times. The goal was to allow local residents the opportunity to benefit from slow zones to access local amenities. These temporary slow zones were implemented in March 2021 and barricades were set up at several intersections along St. George Street to prevent traffic from entering.

As the result of driver behaviours noted during the ongoing monitoring of St. George Street and concerns raised by residents, an additional barricade was set up on Hope Street at the intersection with Douglas Street to prevent westbound traffic from entering.

For drivers, these traffic calming measures meant:

  • no eastbound vehicle access to St. George Street from Albert Street, Kyle Street, and Hugh Street;
  • no westbound vehicle access to St. George Street from Elgin Street, Grant Street, and Buller Street; and
  • no westbound vehicle access to Hope Street from Douglas Street.

Restrictions did not apply to pedestrians, cyclists, or authorized City service vehicles.

These traffic calming measures will be removed in November 2021 for winter road operations.




Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey. Your feedback will help inform recommendations for the future of St. George Street.

About the project
To support outdoor activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary traffic calming measures were designed for St. George Street to encourage all drivers to slow down and reduce traffic during peak travel times. The goal was to allow local residents the opportunity to benefit from slow zones to access local amenities. These temporary slow zones were implemented in March 2021 and barricades were set up at several intersections along St. George Street to prevent traffic from entering.

As the result of driver behaviours noted during the ongoing monitoring of St. George Street and concerns raised by residents, an additional barricade was set up on Hope Street at the intersection with Douglas Street to prevent westbound traffic from entering.

For drivers, these traffic calming measures meant:

  • no eastbound vehicle access to St. George Street from Albert Street, Kyle Street, and Hugh Street;
  • no westbound vehicle access to St. George Street from Elgin Street, Grant Street, and Buller Street; and
  • no westbound vehicle access to Hope Street from Douglas Street.

Restrictions did not apply to pedestrians, cyclists, or authorized City service vehicles.

These traffic calming measures will be removed in November 2021 for winter road operations.



Page last updated: 23 Nov 2021, 11:43 AM