Traffic and Transportation

The Traffic and Transportation Section is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in the City of Greater Sudbury.

The responsibilities of the Traffic and Transportation Section can be divided into two main functions.  The first and most evident is Traffic Engineering.  The second is related to the area of Transportation Planning and Development Control.

Here are the services that we provide:

Traffic Engineering

  • Respond to public requests regarding traffic operations;
  • Analyze existing traffic conditions to determine appropriate improvements;
  • Evaluate requests and then, when warranted, recommend installation of traffic control devices such as traffic signals, stop signs, warning signs, speed limit signs, crosswalks, and parking restrictions;
  • Design traffic improvements to ensure safe and efficient traffic circulation.  Possible improvements include signals, signs, (striping) pavement markings, and traffic calming measures;
  • Oversee Speed Watch Radar Display & Trailer;
  • Neighbourhood speed watch program;
  • Signal timing and signal progression timing;
  • Maintain traffic control devices;
  • Conduct Annual Average Daily Traffic counts (AADT); Turning movement counts; classification, speed, pedestrian and other special studies;
  • Approve and/or issue various special permits as set out in the By-laws.  They include Oversize load permits, Special events, Street Occupation permits, Sidewalk café permits, and Access permits, etc;
  • Provide information to the public in order to educate and make them aware of  traffic operations and safety issues;
  • Collision analysis and maintain collision database;

Transportation Planning and Development Control

  • Review and comment on requests for Official Plan amendments, re-zoning, Committee of Adjustment, Site Plan Control Agreements, Subdivision Agreement approvals, and transportation impact assessments for existing or new development; building permits, aggregate licences;
  • Assist industry in arriving at development which is both functional and effective for the end user, and in accordance with the City's transportation policies and longterm needs;
  • Conduct short and long range transportation planning studies.