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Make Halifax Safer: lower the speed limit on Spring Garden Rd

This petition had 69 supporters

We believe that pedestrians should be able to safely walk the streets of Halifax. However, there were 208 pedestrian accidents last year (2015) and more than one-half dozen of these occurred on Spring Garden Road.  As a business owner on this Road, I’m launching a petition to reduce the speed to 30km per hour, ensuring a safer street for everyone.

A few kph can be the difference between life & death

We all understand the slower a vehicle is traveling, the easier it is for them to stop, but the facts back this up.  At 48 kph, a car has a 20% chance of killing a pedestrian, but at 32 kph, that drops to 2%.  NYC recently launched a “slow zones” which helped reduce injuries and fatalities to the lowest levels in decades.

Applied on Spring Garden Rd

Halifax City Council has already approved a plan to improve and upgrade Spring Garden road. Changing the speed limit on Spring Garden from 50km to 30km will save lives and help reduce injuries. It will provide pedestrians with the peace of mind knowing our elected and appointed officials care enough to pay attention to their concerns.

Join our petition now; The injury you prevent or the life you save could be yours or that of a loved one.  Learn more about the data and evidence by on our website & join us in making Halifax a safer place for everyone.

Today: John is counting on you

John Mckiggan needs your help with “Geoff MacLellan : Make Halifax Safer: lower the speed limit on Spring Garden Rd”. Join John and 68 supporters today.