City councillor fights proposed speed increase
A speed limit hike is proposed for Provencher Boulevard.
Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:10AM CST
A Winnipeg city councillor is opposing speed limit hikes in St. Boniface.
Coun. Dan Vandal appeared at the highway traffic board hearing Tuesday to fight a proposed speed increase on Provencher Boulevard from 50 kilometres per hour to 60.
Vandal says the proposed increase goes against the intent of transforming Provencher into a pedestrian-friendly commercial district.
He’s also concerned about safety for school-aged children crossing the street in the area.
The board is holding hearings looking at a number of possible speed zone increases to unify speed limits on some Winnipeg routes.