Perth looking at traffic situation on Joy Ave.
The town of Perth is looking at ways that it can make traffic on Joy Avenue a little safer.
During Tuesday night’s committee of the whole meeting, the town received a delegation representing residents of the neighbourhood who would like to see some traffic calming measures put in place.
A presentation was delivered to council alleging that the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Leslie and Wilson as increased traffic on Joy Avenue, turning it into a shortcut for motorists.
Traffic calming changes such as a reduced speed limit of 30 km/h along with signs denoting the change, marked crosswalks and even speed bumps were suggested as was of making the street safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Some councillors expressed reservations over using so many measures, but agreed that it was worth having its feasibility examined by town staff.
Council then agreed to direct Environmental Services to look into the matter and present their findings to be discussed at a future meeting.
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