Milton council to discuss implementation of speed cushions throughout town


Published December 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm

Milton council will soon be discussing the implementation of speed cushions throughout the town.

The motion will be brought forward early next year by Councillors Zeeshan Hamid and Sameera Ali.

Recently, the City of Brampton committed to investing a total of $500,000 in the implementation of speed cushions.

While a speed cushion and a speed bump are similar, one of the biggest differences is their size.

“Milton needs these,” said a local resident on Facebook in response to an article on insauga that went into depth about Brampton City Council’s decision to pass the motion.

In response to this comment, Councillor Hamid said, “Councillor Ali and I have a motion coming to the council in January to do exactly this.”

“Plus automated speed cameras near elementary schools along with a lower neighbourhood speed limit.”

Various residents seemed to be in favour of this, describing it as an “excellent idea” and asking Hamid to “please make it happen.”

However, several others expressed their concerns.

“While I completely agree that we need to do something to slow drivers down on residential streets and school areas, in particular, I’m not sure that speed bumps are the right choice,” said a comment.

“One, they will also slow down emergency response vehicles and second, I think they would likely result in more noise and pollution due to all the accelerate/brake between them. I do think that speed cameras might be effective.”

According to Hamid, this motion is set to be discussed by council in January 2022.

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