Potential locations of speed humps and curbs on Lost Lake Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

Potential locations of speed humps and curbs on Lost Lake Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo planning traffic-calming project on Lost Lake Road

Seventy-five per cent of respondents support measures to reduce speed on the road

The City of Nanaimo will take measures to slow speeds along Lost Lake Road in the north end.

City staff delivered an update to city council on plans to add speed humps and curbs as a pilot project over the next few months.

Phase 1, the public consultation phase of the project, garnered 200 responses of which 75 per cent of responders are in favour of adding speed humps to the three-kilometre stretch of road in north Nanaimo. The pilot project is now ready to move into its design phase. The update report was presented to council by Barbara Thomas, city assistant manager of transportation, at last Monday’s council meeting.

Thomas, answering a question from Coun. Jim Turley, said emergency responders were in favour of the installation of speed humps on the road.

“They are in support of our traffic-calming proposal because they feel controlling traffic speeds and volumes will produce a safer outcome for the public, which means fewer incidents to attend,” Thomas said.

Coun. Tyler Brown asked about the possibility of installing crosswalks or raised crosswalks at locations along the roadway.

“We are looking, in detail, at where the pedestrian connections, where pedestrians are walking to and from, and seeing what can be turned into a raised crosswalk,” Thomas said.

The conceptual design, when completed, will be shared on the city’s website in November and December when residents can share their input toward the final design. The road work will happen through the winter months. The pilot project is estimated to cost $65,000, noted the staff report.

The Lost Lake Road project was one of three traffic-calming projects discussed at the Nov. 16 meeting.

“We’re really seeing the demand for traffic calming measures skyrocket with increased bad behaviour on the part of drivers. That would include speeding and careless driving,” said Bill Sims, general manager of engineering and public works.

READ ALSO: Traffic-calming measures becoming permanent on Bay Street in Nanaimo

READ ALSO: Nanaimo city council narrowly votes down motion to return Opal Road to the way it was



photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

City HallTrafficTransportation

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rick Morgan, Nanaimo Search and Rescue building director, and Carly Trobridge, president and search manager, turn sod to kick off the start of renovations to NSAR’s headquarters Tuesday, Jan. 26. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue getting started on $2.6-million makeover at Harewood headquarters

Renovation project will increase space for vehicles and improve training and management operations

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: Vancouver Island in a January spike while B.C. cases decrease

Island’s top doc Dr. Stanwick breaks down the Island’s rising numbers

A downed power line has sparked a brush fire along Yellow Point Road south of Nanaimo. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Downed hydro line sparks brush fire in Yellow Point

North Oyster firefighters and B.C. Hydro on scene along Yellow Point Road

A concrete seawall built to prevent erosion on a property on Driftwood Drive on Mudge Island. (Islands Trust image)
Appeal Court says Mudge Island homeowners’ seawall has to go

Court decides right to guard against erosion isn’t a ‘privileged’ property right

McDonald’s on Nicol Street in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
McDonald’s in Nanaimo reports COVID-19 case

Employee at Nicol Street location last worked Jan. 17

Dr. Penny Ballem, a former deputy health minister, discusses her role in leading B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program, at the B.C. legislature, Jan. 22, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C. holds steady with 407 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

14 deaths, no new outbreaks in the health care system

A Cessna 170 airplane similar to the one pictured above is reported to be missing off the waters between Victoria and Washington State. Twitter photo/USCG
Canadian, American rescue crews searching for missing aircraft in waters near Victoria

The search is centered around the waters northeast of Port Angeles

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested a prolific offender who is now facing more than 40 charges. (Black Press file photo)
‘Priority offender’ arrested in Cowichan Valley faces more than 40 charges

Tyler Elrix, 37, had a history of evading police; was ordered not to be in Vancouver Island

B.C. Premier John Horgan listens during a postelection news conference in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
30% of B.C. recovery benefit applications held up in manual review

The province says 150 staff have been reassigned to help with manually reviewing applications

Emergency crews were called to a three-vehicle crash Monday morning on the old Island Highway close to Rock City Road. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Car, pickup and semi truck crash along the highway in Nanaimo

Incident happened in front of Rock City Plaza on Monday morning

Jonathon Muzychka and Dean Reber are wanted on Canada-wide warrants. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Convicted killer, robber at large after failing to return to facility: Victoria police

Dean Reber, 60, and Jonathon Muzychka, 43, may be together

A woman wearing a protective face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
5 big lessons experts say Canada should learn from COVID-19

‘What should be done to reduce the harms the next time a virus arises?’ Disease control experts answer

Adam Dergazarian, bottom center, pays his respect for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in front of a mural painted by artist Louie Sloe Palsino, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Kobe Bryant’s presence remains strong a year after his death

Tuesday marks the grim anniversary of the crash that took their lives

Most Read