City could reduce speeds on narrow, urban roads

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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