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Two things to know from Newmarket's council meeting: traffic calming and Main Street parking

Town expands street bollards program, will consult BIA and business on 30-minute Main Street parking restrictions
June 22, 2022
Lisa Queen

Want to know the latest coming out of Newmarket council?

Here are two decisions from the June 6 meeting:

Speed mitigation bollards are now installed in almost 30 locations across town, which the municipality says represents a significant expansion of the annual program as part of council’s focus on safe streets.

The flexible bollards are one of the town’s traffic calming measures within its annual spring to fall speed management program.

They create a visual narrowing of the road for drivers, causing people to reduce their speed.

The program was first piloted in 2016 on two residential collector roads.

To find out about this year’s program and which streets are included, visit

Council directed staff to review the current 30-minute parking restrictions on Main Street, which includes consulting with the BIA and downtown businesses.

The current 30-minute parking restrictions came into effect during provincially mandated business closures throughout the pandemic. At that time, the purpose and intention was to facilitate curbside pickup by increasing parking turnover.

Staff will review the current need and bring a recommendation back to council.