City seeking public feedback on local speed zone limits

Go to www.lacombe.ca/speedsurvey to take the survey

  • Sep. 15, 2016 6:00 a.m.

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.).

Fawcett

 

Just Posted

Blood donor clinic set for Dec. 24th in Lacombe

Canadian Blood Services has called for more than 30,000 blood donors across the country

U19 Sting ringette goes 3-2 in Lacombe tournament

Spruce Grove goalie keeps Central Alberta out of medal round

UPDATE: Lacombe Generals finish 2018 on four-game win streak

15 goals in two games has Generals sitting pretty

40-year Big Brother match a gift to Lacombe man

Andy Pawlyk and his Little Brother Chris Selathamby honoured at BBBS Awards Night

Lacombe Police Service rolls out holiday roadside check stops

Officers with approved screening device can request a breath test from anyone they lawfully stop

WATCH: CP Holiday Train rolls into Lacombe

Kelly Prescott performed for hundreds of Central Albertans

Canadians to get low-cost data-only mobile phone plans within 90 days: CRTC

Bell, Rogers and Telus will provide plans as cheap as 250MB for $15

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada today

It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop

The prize was wrong: Man turns down trip to Manitoba

A New Hampshire man won the prize on “The Price is Right”, but turned it down because the taxes were too high

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

Sentence comes from one of the largest deer poaching cases in state history

Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s overhauling the program

Most Read