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New Delta group to focus on traffic safety

The group’s mandate will include public consultations
The new committee is to provide an assessment of traffic concerns identified by area residents. Sandor Gyarmati photo

The City of Delta is establishing a new advisory committee on traffic issues.

Council last week endorsed having a Transportation Advisory Committee comprised of council members, city staff and Delta Police to address community traffic concerns.

Other agencies such as ICBC, Delta School District and TransLink will be invited as required.

Its role is to provide an assessment of traffic concerns identified by area residents, and to review and prioritize the development of traffic calming plans to address those concerns.

The city previously had a Transportation Technical Committee, a group comprised of staff from the engineering department and other staff.

The new group, which will have Coun. Dan Boisvert as chair and Coun. Rod Binder as vice-chair, will focus on a comprehensive city-wide study that will be conducted in phases to define and prioritize traffic calming measures for neighbourhoods. The committee will provide input in scheduling neighbourhoods for public consultation and reviewing the recommendations from the study.

The committee will also review the city’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan, which is still in the works, review work underway for Delta’s Cycling Master Plan and pedestrian safety enhancements, as well as emerging traffic issues.