December 17, 1999
To: Toronto Community Council
From: Director, Transportation Services, District 1
Subject: Inglewood Drive, from St. Clair Avenue East to Mount Pleasant Road - Installation of speed humps
To respond to a request from Councillors John Adams and Ila Bossons for a report on the feasibility of installing speed
humps on Inglewood Drive, between St. Clair Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road.
Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.
It is recommended that this report be received for information.
At the request of Midtown Councillors John Adams and Ila Bossons, on behalf of residents of Inglewood Drive,
Transportation Services' staff have investigated the feasibility of installing speed humps on Inglewood Drive, between St.
Clair Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road.
The subject section of Inglewood Drive operates two-way on a pavement width of 8.5 metres with a maximum speed limit
of 40 kilometres per hour.
A 24-hour speed and volume survey was conducted on the subject section of Inglewood Drive over a three day period
ending July 28, 1999. The results of the survey revealed a daily average combined total of 2,080 vehicles in both
directions, of which 3.5 percent travelled at a rate of speed in excess of 55 kilometres per hour. The combined average
operating speed (the speed at or below which 85 percent of the vehicles travelled) for the period was 48 kilometres per
hour with an average speed of 41 kilometres per hour.
Inglewood Drive was further reviewed in accordance with the secondary criteria as set out in the policy established by the
former City of Toronto Council in August of 1997, (i.e., using a technical screening mechanism to evaluate the need for
speed humps based on prevailing traffic conditions, vehicle speed percentages and pertinent collision data). According to
Police Service accident records, there were no reported accidents on the subject section of Inglewood Drive for the three
year period ending December 1998, which could be attributed to speeding. During the course of this evaluation, the subject
section of Inglewood Drive received only 43 points out of a possible 100. Based upon the relatively low score and taking
into consideration the speed profile noted above, no further action is recommended at this time.
Notwithstanding the above and bearing in mind that the primary criteria for the installation of speed humps have been
technically satisfied, should Toronto Community Council wish to proceed with the installation of speed humps on the
subject section of Inglewood Drive, then the following recommendations would have to be adopted:
(1) That approval be given to alter sections of the roadway on Inglewood Drive, from St. Clair Avenue East to Mount
Pleasant Road, for traffic calming purposes as described below, with implementation subject to the favourable results of
polling of the affected residents pursuant to the policy related to speed hump installation as adopted by the former City of
"The construction of speed humps on INGLEWOOD DRIVE, from St. Clair Avenue East to Mount Pleasant Road,
generally as shown on the attached print of Drawing No. 421F-5508 dated November 1999";
(2) That a speed limit of thirty kilometres per hour be introduced on Inglewood Drive, from St. Clair Avenue East to
Mount Pleasant Road, coincident with the implementation of speed humps and as legislation permits; and
(3) That the appropriate City Officials be authorized and directed to take whatever action is necessary to implement the
foregoing, including the introduction in Council of any Bills that might be required.
The traffic calming plan, as illustrated on the attached print of Drawing No. 421F-5508, dated November 1999, consists of
three speed humps. A speed limit reduction to 30 kilometres per hour would be appropriate. No impacts on parking are
anticipated, no changes to parking regulations are required, and the effects on snow removal, street cleaning and garbage
collection should be minimal.
In the event that Council deems it appropriate to consider a speed hump plan, a formal poll should be conducted of adults
(18 years and older) of households directly abutting the affected section of the street, and also of households on side streets
whose only access is from the street under consideration for speed hump installations. Under this policy at least 60 percent
of those responding should be in favour of the proposal to authorize implementation.
Accordingly, subject to approval by Council, Transportation Services' staff will conduct a poll of residents and report on
the results at the deputation meeting for the project.
The changes to Inglewood Drive, as described above would constitute an alteration to a public highway pursuant to the
provisions of the Municipal Act. The intent of Council to enact a by-law to authorize any physical changes resulting in the
alteration of the pavement configuration must be advertised and subsequently be subject to a public hearing. Should
Council approve the above speed hump plan, consultations with the emergency services would be undertaken to ensure that
the detailed design does not unduly hamper their respective operations. However, the introduction of speed humps would
result in slower operating speeds for all vehicles, including emergency vehicles, resulting in increased response times.
This project would be pre-approved in accordance with Schedule A of the Class Environmental Assessment for the
Municipal Roads Project.
It is estimated that the cost to implement this proposal is $4,500.00, funds for which are available in the Transportation
Services Division 1999 Capital Budget.
Bob Bonner, Traffic Investigator
Telephone: (416) 392-7711
Fax: (416) 392-0816
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List of attachments
Speed hump proposal Drawing No. 421F- 5508.