Retain speed limit on Commonage Rd at 60 km/h
This petition made change with 326 supporters!
A vote has been passed to increase speed limits on parts of Commonage Rd to 70 km/h.
We, as residents and business owners on Commonage Rd, are adamantly opposed to this change.
“City staff had recommended not to increase the current speed limit, outlining in a detailed report the 89 collisions, 30 which had led to injuries and one that was fatal, which took place on the stretch of road between 2013 and 2017.” https://infotel.ca/newsitem/vernon-council-oppose-staff-and-vote-to-raise-speed-limit-on-commonage-road/it67623
A speed limit increase on Commonage Rd is a clear safety concern for those that reside on and regularly travel on Commonage Rd. There are numerous blind spots where we feel the speed limit should, in fact, reduce to 50 km/h to reduce the amount of collisions and injuries.
Snow removal and road maintenance is extremely poor, there are no road or street lights, and there are multiple businesses with incoming and outgoing daily traffic that should be considered. Exiting our residential driveway should not be a life threatening daily occurrence.
Commonage Rd was not ‘engineered’ for higher speeds, historically it was an agricultural zoned dirt road that did not connect to the Hwy at all. Commuters can be expected to respect this area by driving a safe speed until they reach the Hwy as in any other neighbourhood.
We ask that you please help us keep our families, neighbours, and the young daycare children and their families safe by standing with us on retaining safe driving laws in our neighbourhood.
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