City could reduce speeds on narrow, urban roads

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By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, April 7, 2017

Drivers could be asked to slow down on select narrow, urban roads.The city’s transportation committee approved a policy that could bring the posted speed limit from 40 kilometres per hour to 30 km/h on streets that meet certain criteria.

Council still has final approval on the policy.

During the staff presentation to the committee, Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper asked staff if people abide by a 30 km/h limit. The answer was that few people do, which is why only streets that are narrow, have on-street parking, or are in the vicinity of an elementary or junior high school would be eligible for the change.

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