Wilson/Burnet traffic study reminder

Hello Residents
Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day of the traffic study to determine whether there will be a four way stop at Wilson and Burnet Streets.  Here again is Councillor Chisolhm’s request. If you can drive north or south on Wilson Street that would be appreciated.  Thank you. Your WHRA Executive

Hi folks, 

 The Town will be doing a Warrants Study for possible stop signs installation (north and south) at the Wilson and Burnet intersection the July 1st long weekend. Specifically, they will be there for two days, Friday and Saturday from approx. 11am to 7pm. My ask is, could you please pass this message along to your contacts that live in the area to take the opportunity to drive their vehicle through this intersection during these designated times. The target is an 80 percentile to ensure installation of these two stop signs. Let’s hope we can meet this target. 

Thanks

Ray   

Traffic Study this coming weekend

Hello Residents

We have now received a copy of the Traffic Study that was presented at the Town Meeting on June 14th.  The study has been posted on our website and a link is shown below.

Traffic Study

During the meeting we learned that the Town does not take into consideration the use of an intersection when conducting traffic studies but, rather, relies on a count of the traffic going through.  As you know, your WHRA Executive has been petitioning the Town for a four way stop at the intersection of Burnet and Wilson Streets for many years, due to the children’s playground that is located next to the intersection.  

We have the support of our Councillors and have heard from Councillor Chisholm that the Town will conduct one further traffic study on the weekend following the July 1st holiday and he has asked us to circulate his letter below. 

Hi folks, 

 The Town will be doing a Warrants Study for possible stop signs installation (north and south) at the Wilson and Burnet intersection the July 1st long weekend. Specifically, they will be there for two days, Friday and Saturday from approx. 11am to 7pm. My ask is, could you please pass this message along to your contacts that live in the area to take the opportunity to drive their vehicle through this intersection during these designated times. The target is an 80 percentile to ensure installation of these two stop signs. Let’s hope we can meet this target. 

Thanks

Ray   

Parking improvements coming to waterfront parks

Updated parking signs and lot enhancements to be implemented at Bronte Beach and Tannery Park

Oakville, June 23, 2021 – for immediate releaseThe Town of Oakville is making improvements to waterfront parks this summer to help address parking concerns and enhance the experience of visitors. “Last year, visitation to our parks, particularly the ones along the waterfront, increased significantly due to the pandemic, resulting in our staff responding to a number of issues, including illegal parking, parking after park closure and overflow parking into neighbourhood areas,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Parking management and control measures are being implemented this summer to help manage park usage and ensure all visitors can enjoy our parks safely.” Signs at Bronte Beach and Tannery Park will be updated to inform visitors that parks will close at 10 p.m. daily (with exceptions, such as walking through the park) and that parking will be prohibited when the park is closed. The town will also post parking restrictions and regulations, clearly stating overnight parking, as well as inoperable, unlicensed and commercial vehicles are prohibited. Visitors will be reminded to review all posted signs before leaving their vehicle to avoid being ticketed or towed. Other improvements include:

  • better defining parking spaces and areas, including gravel lots to show where visitors can and cannot park;
  • creating a temporary public parking area at Bronte Marina; and 
  • installing more bike racks, particularly at the popular waterfront parks, and encouraging residents to consider taking transit, cycling, walking or rollerblading to popular parks.

“We are anticipating another busy summer and these measures are among a number of ways the town is supporting a safe summer at our parks,” said Jim Barry, Director of Municipal Enforcement Services. “We have temporary special provision areas near popular parks to ensure traffic can continue to move, dedicated enforcement officers patrolling all our parks and 15 park ambassadors providing visitors information on safe use of amenities and alerting officers or police if there are safety concerns that need immediate response.” For more details, read the Waterfront Parks Parking Improvements staff report (item 9 on the June 21, 2021 Council Addendum).-30-

Media Contact: 

Julia LeSenior Communications Advisor
Strategic Initiatives & Communications905-845-6601julia.le@oakville.ca

Traffic Studies and West Harbour Town Meeting

Hello West Harbour Residents

In our last newsletter we informed you that the Town would be doing further traffic studies in the summer months and some of you might have heard of a plan for a study at Burnet and Wilson Streets and an additional study at the intersection of Brant and John Streets, where residents see a need for four way stop signs. 

In the meantime, we have been advised that the Town will be holding a virtual meeting on June 14th to discuss traffic concerns and all West Harbour residents are invited to attend.   Please see details below.

If you wish to attend, please respond to:

Phoebe Fu, P.Eng., PMP

Commissioner – Community Infrastructure

Community Infrastructure

Town of Oakville | 905-845-6601, ext.2272

Phoebe.fu@oakville.ca

Or reply to this email and we will pass along your information.

 Thanks.

Your WHRA Executive

The Town of Oakville would like to invite you to attend a meeting regarding West Harbour Neighbourhood.  

Date: Monday June 14th 2021

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

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Green Drive Webinar

Excerpt from the Mayor’s Newsletter:

The Halton Environment Network and the Small Change Fund has recently established the Green Drive Oakville project which is working to explore a possible a new community business that would employ local Oakville residents to install Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers and green driveways in homes within our community.
 
The Green Drive Oakville team is currently doing market research and need our help – they want to find out what Oakville residents think about EV chargers, electric cars (including ones to be made in Oakville), and removing old asphalt and concrete driveways and replacing them with permeable surfaces that reduce the strain put on the town’s stormwater system. 
 
Residents are invited to join the Green Drive webinar on Wednesday, June 2 at 12:30 pm and at 7:00 pm to learn more about this initiative and participate in their live survey. To register for the 12:30pm webinar, please click here. To register for the 7:00pm webinar, please click here.

Regional Official Plan Review

The Regional Official Plan (ROP) is a land use policy document created by Halton Region to shape the Region’s future growth and development. Halton Region is currently in the midst of the Regional Official Plan Review which takes place every 5 years.

Learn about the process here: https://www.halton.ca/The-Region/Regional-Planning/Regional-Official-Plan-(ROP)-(1)/Halton-s-Regional-Official-Plan-Review-(ROPR)

Have your say here:

Town follow up meeting invitation – Re: Tannery Park Traffic

Town of Oakville would like to invite you to attend a follow-up meeting regarding West Harbor Neighbourhood.

Topic: West Harbour

Time: Apr 16, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Council Meeting tonight Re: Garden Drive Revera Development

Hello Residents
 This is a reminder of tonight’s public Council meeting that can be viewed on YouTube starting at 6:30 pm. 

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 Item #6 on the agenda will be the delegation from the Garden Drive Residents Association, who oppose the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to 105, 115-159 Garden Drive.  This is the group that WHRA supports in their submission to Oakville Town Council to deny the application submitted by Revera/SmartCentres, to build a for profit retirement home on the property.

We hope you are able to view this Council meeting as this proposed project would have a big impact on our West Harbour community.

Thanks.  

Your WHRA Executive