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  • #16
    Glad to see theres a few people here who realize changing the speed itself isnt a solution... especially without enforcement the speed change is useless.

    So far the reasons to change the speeds are;

    - speed kills (blah blah blah)
    - I want a lower speed limit

    Im sure the city will jump all over this awesome idea while ignoring other ideas to make the area safer....

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    • #17
      ^ Indeed. There are a variety of options to consider and too often these options get tossed aside to largely meet what is arguably a political agenda. The speed solution is often presented as the only solution, when it clearly is not.

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      • #18
        So change the speed & move a ton of automated enforcement into the area for 6 months. There's your enforcement.

        It's not like Oliver is a sprawling web of cul de sacs & curvilinear streets plagued by huge traffic snarls. It's compact, extremely densely populated & loaded with lots of grid streets that either feed into an arterial that wouldn't be affected by this change or dead end before they reach the borders of the neighbourhood. There's no reason for a non-resident to shortcut through the neighbourhood & the only people who'd be impacted to any significant degree would be the residents who'd get a more walkable & safe streetscape.
        Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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        • #19
          curious how a pedestrian gets struck and killed at 1 am on fort road.. I guess we need to change the speeds to 30km on that road now.

          After all its only a 7 lane road with massive sidewalks, no obstructions from trees, crosswalks everywhere and next to no traffic on the road when the pedestrian was killed.

          Yet everyone wants to blame vehicles and the drivers as the problem..

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          • #20
            Didn't realize Fort Road was in Oliver....
            Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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            • #21
              Or that anyone suggested Fort road be a 30 zone.
              Last edited by SP59; 30-03-2017, 02:49 PM. Reason: anyone subbed in for alone

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              • #22
                Originally posted by noodle View Post
                Didn't realize Fort Road was in Oliver....
                didn't realize we were talking about thoroughfares and not residential side roads.
                A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                • #23
                  There are a lot of people who can't, or don't want to, differentiate between the two.
                  Nisi Dominus Frustra

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                  • #24
                    I support a general 40 km/h speed limit, but it should exclude collector roads as well as arterials. For Oliver, that would mean 116 St and 124 St should stay at 50 km/h, along with Jasper Av and 104 Av.

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                    • #25
                      I drive 116 St every day & for the vast majority of the time to get to 50km/h on it requires a lead foot followed by nigh-immediate braking. There's stoplights at 100 Ave, Jasper Ave, 102 Ave & 104 Ave, plus the activated crosswalk at 103 Ave. Keeping it at 50 wouldn't do a lick of difference to the effective speed limit, which is around 40ish.
                      Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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                      • #26
                        I would support 30 on side streets and 40 on collectors and arterials. Lower speeds, if done well, could reduce the need for traffic lights at some locations, possibly reducing travel times.

                        Edit: zero chance of it happening this generation, though.
                        There can only be one.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Titanium48 View Post
                          I support a general 40 km/h speed limit, but it should exclude collector roads as well as arterials. For Oliver, that would mean 116 St and 124 St should stay at 50 km/h, along with Jasper Av and 104 Av.
                          Those roads would be excluded already. They are only talking about the residential side roads like 102 avenue, or 117 street-120 street. not the main roads like Jasper or 116 or 124.
                          A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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                          • #28
                            There are some thoroughfares that should be 30 or 40 km/hr due to heavy pedestrian activity. I've always advocated this for Whyte Ave between 99 St and 112 St for example. They knock down the speed limit on Gateway Blvd during the Fringe, they should just keep it that way all year around.
                            “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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                            • #29
                              There's little to no pedestrian activity on gateway outside of the fringe days that support lowering the speed year around.

                              Whyte Avenue should be 40 in the sections you mention.
                              A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

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