The return of the 'bump-outs'?

February 10, 2015

Town Council

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Last summer, 2014, Saugeen Shores implemented a new traffic and pedestrian management method in Southampton, that quickly became a topic for discussion with the public.

The 'bump outs', as they are called, were designed to allow a shorter walking distance from curb to curb, particularly for seniors and parents with strollers and/or young children walking.

They were also designed to slow traffic along the main street (High St.) in Southampton where pedestrians have to cross in order to retrieve their mail from the post office and also to do their banking.


Stu Doyle, Director of Public Works

According to Public Works Director, Stu Doyle, whose department is responsible for installing and dismantling the bump-outs, reviews last year were mixed.  "Some people, especially seniors, really liked them once they got used to them."

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Vice Deputy Mayor, Diane Huber, who is in support of the initiative, will be bringing the matter forward to Council again this year.

Vice Deputy Mayor Diane Huber

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