5. Young, Kaye and Isleville Intersection Street Improvement Pilot Project:
Complementing the ‘Slow Street’ initiative and the future North End All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Bikeway (pending Council approval), the municipality has installed a pilot project which brings a temporary raised median closure, back-in angle parking, and curb extensions to the intersection of Young, Kaye, and Isleville. These installations aim to improve safety for those walking, rolling and cycling.
Raised median - Young Street
A temporary raised median was installed at the intersection of Young and Isleville streets to facilitate a safer crossing for those walking, rolling and cycling. This measure also serves to calm traffic on either side of Isleville.
Vehicles are no longer be able to turn left on Young Street at the intersection of Isleville Street. Vehicles travelling on Isleville must turn right at the intersection of Kaye and Young streets.
The raised median will reduce the overall crossing distance for those walking, rolling and cycling and allow the intersection to be crossed one lane at a time. A small central passage allows those on bicycles, as well as emergency vehicles, to continue to travel through the intersection.
Back-in angled parking – Kaye Street
Twenty-three angled parking spaces were installed on the north side of Kaye Street between Isleville and Gottingen streets. The new parking spaces replaced the fourteen parallel spaces that were previously on the north side section of the street.
The existing parallel parking spaces on the south side of the street will remain in place.
The new, angled parking design is safer and more efficient for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.
Curb extensions – Kaye Street
Curb extensions were installed on Kaye Street at the intersections of Gottingen and Isleville streets.
Curb extensions reduce the width of the road by extending the curb into the roadway. These features are intended to improve safety for all road users by decreasing vehicular speeds, reducing pedestrian crossing distances, and improving sightlines for those driving.
These temporary measures are anticipated to be in place until at least the Winter of 2021. Residents are encouraged to visit Shape Your City Halifax to share feedback. Alternatively, residents can call 311 or email their feedback. View more information on this pilot project.