Waterloo Region Traffic Tracker
The Region of Waterloo is committed to improving daily commute times on our Regional road network. We have teamed up with CIMA+ to help identify and prioritize sections of Regional roads that may need travel time improvements.
The Region needs your help to collect the data!
We are using an innovative GPS mobile phone application that tracks traffic congestion and slow-downs as you drive.
Interested in participating select the link below to apply.
The Region of Waterloo reminds motorists that in Ontario no person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, mail or text messages. If you must use a cell phone when driving, you must use it hands-free. The Region of Waterloo Traffic Tracker project does not require motorists to interact with hand-held devices while driving.
Any comments or questions can be directed to the Region's Manager of Transportation Engineering, Bob Henderson at 519-575-4515.
The Region of Waterloo conducts annual counts to collect vehicular traffic volume on Regional roads. This data helps determine growth rates, traffic patterns, need for traffic control devices and is used in establishing operational and capital projects.
Link to Average Annual Daily Traffic Volume Report for most locations on the regional road system within Waterloo Region.
Speed limits are generally set at or about the average speed of motorists because this is most likely to produce a uniformly moving traffic stream. Uniform speed results in:
- increased safety and fewer collisions
- less impatient drivers
- less passing
- less tailgating
- blatant speeders are easily spotted, safe drivers are not penalize
It is very difficult to control speed. Speed limit signs do not slow down traffic. Research has shown that most drivers travel at a speed they consider to be comfortable, regardless of posted speed limits. Studies undertaken before and after revising speed limits have shown that there are no significant changes in average speed following the posting of signs.
Please click here to view Traffic Safety Information
Red Light Cameras
Please click here to view Red Light Camera Information.
We solicit information from the public on a variety of issues to maximize service and safety. Link to current surveys.