City officials nix notion of lowering residential speed limit in Winnipeg
Two city councillors have voiced support for lowering the residential speed limit. (file image)
Published Monday, January 7, 2013 11:14AM CST
Last Updated Monday, January 7, 2013 6:14PM CST
The Winnipeg Public Service is not supporting a proposal to lower the residential speed limit to 40 km/h.
Coun. Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre) had raised the idea of lowering the speed limit, which drew support from Coun. Ross Eadie (Mynarski).
Eadie and Smith previously said they wanted drivers to slow down throughout residential areas with children nearby.
In a report, the public service said, “Research shows that lowering speed limits in isolation has a limited effect on vehicle operating speeds. The physical characteristics of the road and the traffic conditions have greater influence on vehicle speeds than the posted speed limit.”
Coun. Harvey said he will still pursue getting the speed limit reduction put through by city council.