Traffic Calming

roundabout at a street intersection

Traffic calming is the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behaviour and improve conditions for non-motorized street users.


The City has chosen to develop a Traffic Calming Policy to guide the future application of traffic calming measures on local and collector roads and lanes in White Rock. The Policy provides a clear procedure with which to receive and review requests for traffic calming from White Rock residents.

Goals & Objectives

The two primary goals of traffic calming are to: 

  1. Enhance safety by reducing the potential for and lessening the consequences of conflicts between road users
  2. Preserve neighbourhood livability by reducing the negative impacts of short-cutting or speeding traffic. 

Although the traffic issues in each neighbourhood are unique, the general objectives of traffic calming are to: 

  1. Reduce vehicle speeds. 
  2. Discourage short-cutting through residential streets and lanes by non-local traffic. 
  3. Reduce traffic volumes where they exceed what would typically be expected. 


For more information on traffic calming in White Rock, contact Engineering & Operations at 604-541-2181 or email