As of June 15, the Town of Blackfalds will have a new, overall reduced speed limit in town of 40 km/h. This is a result of changes to Bylaw 1232.19 which included changes to overall speed limit, playground zones and definitions and penalties.
“These changes were important to our residents and we want to ensure our growing community remains a safe place for our families to live and enjoy,” stated Mayor Richard Poole.
Enforcement and Communications have undertaken public education & notification activities and, following the speed limit implementation date, will be a compliance program that will continue to educate the public and raise awareness for the bylaw ahead of issuing tickets. The hopes is this will help reduce the dangers on our roads.
The key elements in the Bylaw, relevant to the speed reduction, are:
- Vista Trail, South Street, Broadway Avenue (north of Womacks Road) and Cottonwood Drive where the posted speed limit will remain at 50 km/h.
- School and Playground zones will remain at 30 km/h and will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
- Highway 2A, where speed limits fall under Provincial jurisdiction, will remain as posted.
For further details visit the Town website at blackfalds.com. To view the map of the roads remaining at 50 km/h, click here.
-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds