The City of Lacombe is conducting a community survey related to speed limits in residential areas and other streets within the community to gauge public opinion on the City’s current speed zones.
“Council has been made aware of ongoing public concerns that the number of different speed zones throughout Lacombe might be confusing or potentially unsafe, so we have directed Administration to seek public input into this matter,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “I encourage residents to take this speed zone survey and provide feedback based on traffic or road conditions in their neighbourhoods, while keeping public safety in mind.”
The City is seeking public input on speed limits in the following areas:
1. Local roads (aka ‘residential streets’)
2. Hwy. 2A: 46th Ave. to Hwy. 12
3. Intersection of Hwy. 12 and Hwy. 2A
4. Hwy. 2A: Hwy. 12 to Heritage Way
5. Hwy. 2A: Heritage Way to Woodland Drive
6. Hwy. 2A: Woodland Drive to City limit
7. Hwy. 12: C&E Trail to Hwy. 2A
8. Hwy. 12: Hwy. 2A to 45th St.
9. Hwy. 12: 45th St. to Harrington Ridge (road just west of 34th St.)
10. Woodland Drive: Cranna Lake Drive to 50th St. (aka C&E Trail)
11. Woodland Drive: 58th St. to Cranna Lake Drive
12. University Drive: College Ave. to PE Centre
13. 45th St.: Hwy. 12 to south City limit
14. C&E Trail: College Avenue to 72nd St.
The survey invites public comment on vehicle speed limits on specific areas around Lacombe from the perspective of a motorist, a pedestrian or a cyclist. Further, the survey asks the respondent to give their input on the idea of combining school zones and playground zones into one consistent ‘Community Safety Zone’ – similar to a measure recently passed in the City of Red Deer.
“The original request for consideration of this item arose from the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, which receives frequent resident concerns related to various speed zones within the city and in particular local residential streets,” said Engineering Services Manager Jordan Thompson. “Council subsequently provided further direction to look at speeds on sections of Highway 2A, Highway 12, and Woodland Drive.’’
Go to www.lacombe.ca/speedsurvey to take the survey. Printed copies of the speed survey are available for pick up at City Hall (5432-56th Ave.).