The Traffic and Street Sign Committee is a technical working group of the City of Whitehorse, comprised of subject matter experts and management representatives from various City of Whitehorse and Yukon Government departments, and the RCMP.
The Committee addresses Whitehorse traffic safety concerns and provides solutions and/or recommendations that contribute to the safe, smooth and efficient traffic flow for all modes of transportation, while adhering to national safety measures. This includes the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, transit, emergency vehicles, commercial vehicles and private vehicles.
The public, stakeholders and all levels of government may submit traffic related requests using the on-line submission form. The Committee meets once a month to review submissions and relevant information including such things as traffic count data, collision statistics, parking demand, ticketing statistics, traffic calming measures, current traffic control devices (e.g. signs and traffic lights), transit stop locations, land use, and previous submissions regarding the same concern. In some cases, additional work is required after the Committee meeting to gather additional information such as a site visit, site-lines and warrant analyses (pedestrian, cycling, and traffic flow statistics/observations), and traffic count data.
Examples of submission types discussed by the Committee include:
- Requesting on-street parking changes
- New accessible parking spot
- Loading zone
- Changing the parking time-limits to encourage parking turn-over
- Removing parking
- Requesting a new sign or replacement of a sign that has gone missing
- Requesting a cross-walk
- Improving safety for pedestrians/cycling
- Adjusting traffic light timing to accommodate left turns, rights turns, and pedestrian/cycling crossing times
- Traffic calming measures
The more specific and detailed the information is that you provide, the better the Committee is able to understand your request.
The Committee receives many submissions regarding speeding. The RCMP should be your first point of contact as they handle all speeding enforcement and violation matters.
Online Traffic Control Request Form