No loss of life is acceptable
Caroline Samponaro Deputy Director
Transportation New York City--
The Nova Scotia Road Safety Advisory Committee has agreed to further study the issue by means of a pilot project which would evaluate several trial sections posted at 40km/h to determine the effectiveness of lower speed limits. As of May 2015 1 street in Bible Hill and 2 in Halifax.
Decades of CARCENTRIC design presents a significant challenge to Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure
The actual speed of traffic may not be illegal, but is deemed inappropriate given the prevailing conditions. Lower posted speeds will create a safer walking and driving enviroment for all road users.
- Mayor Kelly and Council in letter to the Province
We just have to remember that it's real people who are out there walking and biking and in cars and those real people really feel it when a collision happens.'- Janet Barlow of the Ecology Action Centre
Jennifer McGowan, Youth Active Transportation Coordinator - "Posted speeds should reflect what makes sense" !
At 50km your reaction and braking distance is about 115ft. in ideal conditions.
The risk of pedestrian death at 50km is 70% - At 40km it is 15-25%
36% of Canadians "admit" to using their cell phone while driving
Don't use residential streets as a shortcut. People in a hurry do this. Resulting in speeding, accidents and an unsafe environment for those who actually live in the neighbourhood.
Please support safer neighbourhoods for all road user. Contact your Councillor if you want lower posted speeds for your street.
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Joseph Giles Elementary
School zones now have posted speeds of 30km. After 100 meters from the school the speed goes back to 50km. But the children have not disappeared. They have to get home and they will want to play with their friends in their neighbbourhoods
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