Are there traffic concerns in your neighbourhood? Do you have ideas and suggestions to address the issues? We want to hear from you!

Residents of Silverwood Heights are invited to attend a public meeting to identify and discuss local traffic issues in the neighbourhood. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

The Transportation Division will examine the issues identified at this meeting, gather additional information through traffic counts, and prepare a comprehensive plan to address traffic concerns across the entire Silverwood Heights neighbourhood. The plan will be presented at a follow-up meeting in fall 2017/early 2018.

All local stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please join us as we discuss the traffic issues that affect your neighbourhood.

The attachments are also available at https://www.saskatoon.ca/moving-around/driving-roadways/managing-traffic/traffic-studies/neighbourhood-traffic-reviews.

Can't make the meeting? Join the discussion below by clicking the blue 'View Topic' box.

For more information, please contact:
Mariniel Flores, P.Eng., Transportation Engineer
306.975.3463
mariniel.flores@saskatoon.ca

Share your ideas and suggestions to address traffic concerns in your neighbourhood. Click the blue 'View Topic' box to join the discussion.

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Marlene Constant 20 days ago

We need to slow the traffic on Whiteswan Drive. Vehicles travelling down the hill,from Silverwood Road, pick up speed and race down the hill and around the curve. We need speed bumps at the crosswalks to slow vehicles down! A crosswalk with a speed bump I s required at the entrance to the trails behind Ball and Perrault....beside houses numbered 604 and 607. Lots of pedestrian traffic. Lots of school children walking along this street.

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Mariniel Flores admin 19 days ago

Hi Marlene. Thank you for your comments. Traffic issues and concerns on Local and Collector streets within the Silverwood Heights neighbourhood will be reviewed as part of the Silverwood Heights Neighbourhood Traffic Review.

Mariniel Flores, Transportation Engineer, Transportation

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Amanda Matic at May 19, 2017 at 3:37pm CDT

I was not able to make it to the meeting as I have new baby at home, but I do have some traffic concerns. I walk my kids to Silverwood school, up Whiteswan hill, and cars drive way to fast on this road - so do large trucks. I am worried for the safety of my children when we go to school or even just to the park. I think speed bumps would be a great way to slow down traffic. I also agree that we need a crosswalk to the entrance to the trail behind Ball and Perrault. Pedestrians are always crossing at this area to get to the trails and dog parks. It is a tricky road to cross without a pedestrian crossing (and speed bump) to slow cars down. As we walk to school, there is a large beautiful and empty field behind the houses on AE Adams Lane. It would be lovely if a trail could be put in this field - similar to a trail behind Perrault and Ball. There is lots of traffic (and fast traffic) on Whiteswan and it would be safer for pedestrians - esp children- to have a path to walk & bike along that is not so close to the road. Too many cars are swerving on this road due to speed and probably texting while driving. Lets keep our community and children safe by creating safer areas!

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Velda Beaman at May 27, 2017 at 7:54pm CDT

I see the intersection of Adilman Drive and Waneskewin Rd as a dangerous intersection. I am usually turning off Adilman to go southbound on Waneskewin and have witnessed numerous SB and NB vehicles running the red light. I have developed the habit of pausing after I have a green light to check both directions for vehicles about to run the red light. I do not know how many accidents have occurred here, but I think, with speeds people are travelling, that they could be fairly severe accidents. Aside from more frequent enforcement at this intersection, I would like to see some other review done. Perhaps different timing of the lights might work, or an advance signal for traffic on Waneskewin that the light is about to change.

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R Martin at May 27, 2017 at 9:01pm CDT

Suggestions: A flashing green light for 8 sec. on Waneskewin Rd would indicate to drivers the light will soon turn to Amber.

All side streets approaching a main road like Silverwood Rd, Adilman Dr., should all have Stop signs. Yield signs that are there now is pointless..........drivers treat Stop signs as Yield signs anyways but at least drivers do slow down somewhat for a Stop sign.

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Jacjie Mckee at May 27, 2017 at 10:44pm CDT

A 3 way stop at Whiteswan and Lenore will just trade one problem for another. It might decrease some speed but will greatly increase the noise of vehicles , especially motorcycles and large trucks, as they accelerate through the intersection. I live two houses away from this intersection and moved here for peace and quiet from a stop sign near by. If you have lived by a stop sign you will understand . Before the decision is made to put a 3 way stop at Whiteswan and Lenore I think the 8 -10 households who will be most directly effected by this increased noise round the clock need to he consulted individually . Decreasing one problem at the cost of increasing another problem is not solving any problem.

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