Lincoln looking to slow down drivers to 40 km/h in residential neighbourhoods
Published May 27, 2022 at 12:46 pm
Earlier this week, Lincoln tried to slow things down in their residential communities with a motion to drop a number of 50 km/h speed limits down to 40 km/h.
It’s a move that is being implemented in neighbourhood throughout Canada in a bid to slow down leadfooted drivers through sleepy neighbours with kids playing everywhere.
As well as the speed reduction pilot project, other traffic calming measures such as speed humps and designated community safety zones will be implemented.
Lincoln says a residential street will qualify for the 40 lm/h speed limit if it has a traffic volume of less than 400 cars a day within an urban boundary area that provides access to residential neighbourhoods and subdivisions.
“The Town has developed an Active Transportation Network that supports the Council priority of a connected community,” said Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton.
“The consultation process with our local partners was vital in collecting the essential data to develop a plan grounded in best practices and meets community needs and increases public safety.”
Michael Kirkopoulos, Lincoln CAO, added that community safety is a top priority for the town.
“With the changing needs of the community, and more residents choosing active transportation,” said Kirkopoulos, “it is important that we stay current with our approach to road safety.”
In the lower speed zones, the town will now evaluate its effectiveness, as well as get feedback from the public and look at controlling the costs of the signs.
Town Council and staff are encouraging residents to help them identify any areas of concern in the community and suggestions for lower speed zones will be monitored and considered during future program expansion.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising