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Traffic Safety & Parking

Infrastructure Services provides technical expertise to the Traffic Coordinating Committee, appointed by Council, to address the Town of Fort Erie's residents and businesses’ concerns regarding traffic matters on Town streets

The purpose of the Traffic Coordinating Committee is to assess, advise and act on traffic issues according to legislation, municipal by-laws, policies and standards. The Committee makes technically supported recommendations, where necessary, on traffic management issues, including but not limited to; parking control, speed limits, cross walks and crossing guards, load restrictions, school safety zones, streetlights, requests with regards to street lighting and traffic signs.

Listed below are the appointed members of this Committee and a contact person to facilitate your requests:

  • One member of Council (Councillor Kim Zanko)
  • Director of Infrastructure Services, Chair of Meetings
  • Manager, Engineering
  • Manager, Roads & Fleet
  • Transit Program Manager

and one representative from:

  • Planning & Development Services
  • Municipal By-law Enforcement
  • Niagara Regional Police Service
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara – Public Works/ Transportation Division

    This Committee meets at the Call of the Chair. To contact the Secretariat for this Committee please call 905-871-1600 Extension 2401

Children at Play: Drive Slowly - Think of Us Program

The Town of Fort Erie has completed a full review of "Children at Play" signs that have been posted throughout our community in the past. The sign most residents identify with is that which is only to be used in and around playgrounds posted at 40 km/hr.

These signs are not appropriate for residential areas or arterial streets where caregivers may have concerns about traffic or speeding.

Instead, an advisory sign program was developed and new signs designed to meet this need by residents. The "Drive Slowly - Think of Us" sign is available for purchase at an installed and maintained cost to a resident or community group of $100.00 per sign. Applications for installation can be obtained by clicking here or visiting the Engineering Division at Townhall.

 

Crossing Guard Program

The School Crossing Guard Program operates under mandate of the Highway Traffic Act, Section 176, as amended, which reads:

Highway Traffic Act (H.T.A.) - School crossings

176.  (1) in this section,

“School crossing guard” means a person sixteen years of age or older who is directing the movement of persons across a highway and who is,

(a) Employed by a municipality, or

(b) Employed by a corporation under contract with a municipality to provide the services of a school crossing guard. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 176 (1); 2005, c. 14, s. 1 (1).

School crossing guard shall display sign

176. (2)  A school crossing guard about to direct persons across a highway with a speed limit not in excess of 60 kilometres per hour shall, prior to entering the roadway, display a school crossing stop sign in an upright position so that it is visible to vehicles approaching from each direction and shall continue to so display the school crossing stop sign until all persons, including the school crossing guard, have cleared the roadway. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 29 (1).

Vehicles approaching guard displaying sign

176 (3)  Where a school crossing guard displays a school crossing stop sign as provided in subsection (2), the driver of any vehicle or street car approaching the school crossing guard shall stop before reaching the crossing and shall remain stopped until all persons, including the school crossing guard, have cleared the roadway and it is safe to proceed. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 29 (1). As amended under the Making Ontario's Road Safer Act 2014

Display of school crossing stop sign

176 (4)  A school crossing guard shall not display on a highway a school crossing stop sign under any circumstances other than those set out in subsection (2). R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 176 (4).

Idem

176 (5)  No person other than a school crossing guard shall display on a highway a school crossing stop sign. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 176 (5).

Offence

(5.1)  Every person who contravenes subsection (3) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $150 and not more than $500. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 29 (2).

Regulations

(6)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing the type,

design and specifications of school crossing stop signs.  R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 176 (6).

 

 

Currently, the Town employs 16 Crossing Guards posted near or adjacent to elementary school properties. A listing of their times at post are as follows:

School

Posting

Bell Times (AM)

GUARD
Coverage (AM)

Lunch / Nutrition
Times

GUARD
Coverage (Lunch)

Bell Times (PM)

GUARD
Coverage (PM)

John Brant

Dominion & Ridge

8:55

8:10 – 8:55

1:00 – 1:40

N/A

3:20

3:15 – 4:00

St. George

Gorham & Farr

 

9:05

8:10 – 9:10

11:52 – 12:32

N/A

3:14

3:10 – 4:10

John Brant

8:55

1:00 – 1:40

3:20

St. George

Ridgeway & Wellington

 

9:05

8:15 – 9:15

11:52 – 12:32

N/A

3:14

3:05 – 4:05

John Brant

8:55

1:00 – 1:40

3:20

St. George

Ridgeway  & Rebstock

 

9:05

8:10 – 9:10

11:52 – 12:32

N/A

3:14

3:10 – 4:10

John Brant

8:55

1:00 – 1:40

3:20

St. George

Ridgeway & Roxborough

 

9:05

8:10 – 9:10

11:52 – 12:32

N/A

3:14

3:15 – 4:15

John Brant

8:55

1:00 – 1:40

3:20

John Brant

Highland & Ridge

8:55

8:25 – 9:10

1:00 – 1:40

1:00 – 1:45

3:20

3:15 – 4:00

John Brant

Farr & Ridge

8:55

8:20 – 9:05

1:00 – 1:40

N/A

3:20

3:20 – 4:05

Stevensville

Main & Stevensville

9:00

8:20 – 9:05

1:00 – 1:40

1:00 – 1:45

3:20

3:15 – 4:00

Our Lady of Victory

Central @ School

8:55

8:25 – 9:10

11:47 – 12:32

N/A

3:19

3:10 – 3:55

Our Lady of Victory

Central & Murray

8:55

8:25 – 9:10

11:47 – 12:32

N/A

3:19

3:15 – 4:00

Peace Bridge

9:05

1:10 – 1:50

3:30

Peace Bridge

Catherine & Torrance

9:05

8:30 – 9:15

1:10 – 1:50

N/A

3:30

3:25 – 4:10

Garrison Rd

Garrison @ Traffic Light

8:40

8:15 – 9:00

10:25 – 11:05

12:45 – 1:25

N/A

3:00

2:55 – 3:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Crossing Guard Program Administrator

Phone: (905) 871-1600 ext 2401