Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023 02:22 PM
Pedestrian crossovers make it safer and easier for pedestrians to cross the street. Our video, available on the Region’s YouTube channel, outlines the roles and responsibilities of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to help everyone safely navigate the crossovers.
Pedestrian crossovers are in accordance with provincial legislation and are part of our commitment to Durham Vision Zero—a long-term, multi-agency strategy to create safer roads. Learn more at durham.ca/VisionZero.
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 03:17 PM
Reserved lanes for buses and cyclists are a traffic control device to help improve cyclist, driver and pedestrian safety. Reserved lanes are clearly marked with overhead diamond signs, ground-mounted diamond signs and pavement markings.
Bus-only lanes are reserved for public transit vehicles—Durham Region Transit buses and Go Transit buses—to help buses get through congested areas and stay on schedule. Motorists are prohibited from using bus-only lanes. Vehicles can enter bus-only lanes to...
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023 08:30 AM
Residents are asked to keep the health and safety of waste collection workers in mind when they set out their waste for curbside collection.
By following a few simple steps, residents can help prevent injury for waste collection workers when collecting broken glass, broken porcelain or medical sharps. Broken glass or broken porcelain can easily break through a plastic bag and harm our workers or others. Medical sharps are objects that can cut skin and come in contact with bodily fluids, such as...
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023 12:25 PM
Roadway line painting takes place on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until November. Line painting on roads is an important road safety feature. Line markings are used to define lanes and guide traffic on roadways, as well as provide guidance to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians about allowable or prohibitive maneuvers.
Line painting is a moving operation that progresses at reduced speeds to ensure the proper application of road paint. Follow-up trucks travel behind the trucks applying the...
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2023 01:31 PM
Did you know? Durham residents can use an online self-service portal to request a service or report an issue to the Region. The myDurham 311 Customer Portal allows residents to submit and track requests for services such as waste and recycling, water and sewer, and traffic inquiries. The Customer Portal is accessible at myDurham311.ca.
Residents can submit a request online whenever it’s convenient for them and set up notifications to track their request. Requests are automatically sent to a...