Pilot proposed to lower residential speed limit in Southfork

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Leduc’s Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) invites all Leduc residents to learn more about the proposed residential speed reduction pilot online, provide feedback via an online survey, and attend a virtual open house hosted by TAC on Mar. 11 from 6 – 7 p.m.

In May, TAC will propose a bylaw amendment to implement a pilot program that reduces the residential speed limit in the Southfork neighbourhood to 40 km/hr. Survey results and general feedback from the March public engagement will be considered by Council when the proposal is presented. Members of Council will also be attending the open house, to hear directly from residents ahead of deciding on the proposal.

“I encourage all residents to complete the online survey, and to attend the virtual open house,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “We want to hear from the public, so that when TAC presents the proposal to Council later this spring, we can make an informed decision.”

“The safety of our community and our children is a top priority, and this proposed trial pilot aims to significantly increase residential road safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike,” says Shawn Olson, Director of Engineering and TAC Chair. “By only slightly slowing down traffic, we can help make our neighbourhoods safer, quieter and more enjoyable for everyone living in and visiting the area.”

Southfork is proposed for the pilot program, as a number of speed-related concerns have been expressed by residents in the neighbourhood.

Residents are encouraged to be involved and informed on city programs and projects, which are intended to enhance the quality of life for current and future citizens. Everyone is invited to fill out the online survey, and attend the Mar. 11 virtual open house to learn more.

Details on the proposed pilot, the survey, and registration for the virtual open house are available at www.leduc.ca/speed-reduction-pilot.