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Traffic Management Committee

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The Traffic Management Committee studies requests and problems relating to signage and traffic control throughout the territory of Saint-Lambert.

More specifically, its mandate is to:

  • receive requests and complaints concerning traffic, traffic control, and the use and safety of the road network across the City’s territory;
  • issue opinions and make recommendations to City Council about changes that would improve the flow of traffic;
  • monitor the implementation of the traffic master plan that was adopted in 2013; and
  • conduct a general study of other matters that fall within its scope of expertise.

Because the Traffic Management Committee (the “Committee”) acts in a consultative capacity, City Council is responsible for adopting its recommendations and for taking measures, by resolution or by-law, to implement them.

Its members

The Committee is made up of:

  • councillor Julie Bourgoin, serving as chairperson;
  • Éric Painchaud, Head of the Engineering, Urban Planning and Environment Office;
  • Ronald Laurin, Director of the Public Works Office;
  • Jonathan Rannou, Captain of the Police Department;
  • Nicolas Tanguay, Director of Transport Planning and Development at the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL); and
  • residents Lissa Morotti (since April 2014), Philippe Côté (since July 2018) and Jeff Desruisseaux (since April 2019). 

Traffic problem

If you are concerned about a speed issue or other traffic problems on local streets in your neighbourhood or elsewhere in Saint-Lambert, you can inform the City of the situation by completing and submitting the form below.

Upon receipt, your request will be analyzed to determine whether traffic calming or monitoring measures can be put in place.

Step 1: Verifying whether the request meets the eligibility criteria

The request will be submitted to an internal technical committee for analysis. The following criteria must be met for the situation to qualify for a traffic calming or monitoring measure:

  1. The traffic calming measure will be applied on a local street only.
  2. More than 15% of the vehicles drive at speeds of over 45 km/hour.
  3. If the street concerned lies on a bus circuit under the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), the request will have to be analyzed by the RTL beforehand.

If the traffic volume or speed requires analysis in order to verify the eligibility of the request, the Engineering Department, in collaboration with the Public Works Office, will be responsible for doing a vehicle count.

Step 2: Determining appropriate traffic calming measures

When the implementation of a traffic calming measure is warranted, the technical committee will make a recommendation to this effect to the Traffic Management Committee at one of its nine annual meetings. 

Possible traffic calming measures include: 

MeasuresAdvantagesDisadvantages
Police surveillance
  • Quick and cheap to do
  • Direct impact on motorist awareness
  • Targeted action at critical times
  • Short-term solution
Installation of removable or fixed speed display signs
  • Device can be installed for a longer period of time
  • Direct impact on motorist awareness without police presence
  • Targeted action
  • Limited use due to equipment availability 
  • Not very efficient during winter due to poorer recharging of solar-powered batteries in winter conditions
Addition of road markings or signs 
  • Relatively quick to implement
  • Direct impact on motorist awareness without police presence
  • Targeted action 
  • Markings not visible during the winter
  • Costly annual maintenance
Installation of flexible bollards 
  • Significant drops in speed in the area where installed
  • Targeted action 
  • Impossible to install during winter
  • High cost of installation and removal (labour)
  • Eliminates parking spots around the bollards to allow for traffic flow
  • High cost of replacing damaged bollards
Installation of speed bumps
  • Permanently reduces speed in the area where installed
  • Can reduce the flow of transit traffic
  • Targeted action
  • Can cause higher noise levels due to vehicles braking and accelerating in the area where installed
  • Increases travel time for emergency service vehicles
  • Not user-friendly for cyclists and people with reduced mobility
  • Not suitable for main arteries and collector streets where there is heavy traffic flow
  • Risks shifting the traffic flow to another nearby street High cost of installation and maintenance 

Step 3: Obtaining additional approval

Certain measures require additional approvals following the Committee’s recommendation.

Residents of the targeted sector

If the Committee recommends adding a speed bump or a 30 km/h bollard, additional requirements apply, such as the approval of at least 50% of the residents who would be affected by the measure.

Please consult the following policies (in French only) in this regard:

In these documents, you will also find the conditions for requesting the removal of one or another of these measures. 

City Council

Depending on the type of measures recommended, the Traffic Management Committee may have to submit the recommendations to City Council for approval. 

To submit a problem

Tell us about your problem situation by completing the form below. Please be as specific as possible to facilitate the analysis process.

Civic number, street name, city, postal code