7 a.m., Feb. 4)
Councillors given $40K per ward to pay for traffic calming
By Fred Sherwin
city councillors are readying themselves for an influx
of requests for local traffic calming measures after setting
aside $40,000 per ward for everything from flexible signs
down the centre of streets to speed display boards.
$40,000 represents a significant increase in spending
on traffic calming measures over what was spent in 2015,
especially in the three wards that make up the far east
to a city report, $22,315 was spent on traffic calming
measures in Cumberland Ward last year, compared to $12,908
in Orléans Ward and $4,895 in Innes Ward. The city-wide
average was $7,656 per ward.
an increase in available funds for 2016, a number of community
associations and private residents are expected to petition
the three local councillors for traffic calming instalations.
some of the problem areas in need of help are Forest Valley
Drive in Chapel Hill; Viseneau Drive in Chateauneuf; and
Bearbrook Road in Blackburn Hamlet.
many other areas and many other streets. Residents who
would like their street to be considered for traffic calming
measures are encouraged to contact their local councillor.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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