Traffic Calming

Imagine a traffic infrastructure that keeps vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians moving without accident, injury or death? That's safety worth aiming for, and the City of Nanaimo is striving to reach that goal.

A banner image with a black car driving on a Nanaimo street, titled Speeding Concerns

Road safety for all begins with lower speeds.

In recent years, we have seen an upsurge in speeding concerns among Nanaimo drivers. As a result, we have also heard from more and more residents who are interested in traffic calming as a way to slow drivers down on our roads.

Controlling drivers speed is important, as we know that the slower a person is driving during a collision, the higher the likelihood that a pedestrian or cyclist will survive the crash.

An infographic showing the likelihood of survival in a vehicle-pedestrian collision

SOURCE: The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals. (2020, September 02). Road Safety Information - Safe Speeds.

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Last updated: October 20, 2023

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