Ottawa committee approves 30 km/h speed limit on certain streets - Ottawa - CBC News

By Idil Mussa, CBC News Ottawa, April 5, 2017

Ottawa's transportation committee says narrower, less-busy local roads with little transit service should be allowed to post speed limits of 30 kilometres per hour.

The new policy, which still must be approved by full council, could be implemented on existing streets in cases where the lower limit meets "traffic management best practices" and protects vulnerable road users, said the city.

The current City of Ottawa rules do not allow for a posted speed limit lower than 40 km/h unless 85 per cent of traffic on the road travels 40 km/h or lower.

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