Councillor calls for 30 km/h limit for Glebe, Old Ottawa South

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, August 29, 2019

Capital ward Coun. Shawn Menard wants to lower the speed limit throughout the Glebe and Old Ottawa South to 30 km/h, despite warnings from city staff that doing so could actually make residential streets in those neighbourhoods less safe.

"Why not lower those speeds so that pedestrians, cyclists, people that choose a different type of transportation are safer on our streets and feel more comfortable?" Menard asked. "I think there's evidence that supports this type of move."

Among the evidence, according to Menard, are studies by the World Health Organization that indicate lowering the speed limit to 30 km/h reduces deaths, injuries and collisions in those areas.

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