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Residential speed limit of 40 km/h has ‘merit,’ says Calgary transportation chief

By Robson Fletcher Reducing the standard speed limit in residential areas to 40 km/h is an idea that has “merit” and would almost certainly save lives, the city’s transportation chief said Monday, but it would be “cumbersome” for Calgary to do without provincial legislation.Citing “very, very clear” data on pedestrian fatalities, transportation general manager Mac […]

A Health Impact Assessment of a Proposed Bill to Decrease Traffic Speed Limits on Local Roads in Massachusetts (U.S.A.)

Decreasing traffic speeds increases the amount of time drivers have to react to road hazards, potentially averting collisions, and makes crashes that do happen less severe. Boston’s regional planning agency, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that examined the […]

Slowing Down Will Get You Through a Traffic Jam Faster

Slowing Down Will Get You Through a Traffic Jam Faster Measures to Minimize Bottlenecks Emphasize the Importance of Cutting Your Speed  Article borrowed from The Wall Street Journal Written by JO CRAVEN MCGINTY Updated Nov. 7, 2014 1:50 p.m. ET  The next time you spend an hour in stop-and-go traffic, go ahead—blame the drivers. Chances […]

Slow Down – Ontario moves to cut speed limits in residential streets

Link to article click here Published by the Toronto Star – Friday, September 5, 2014 Slow down: Ontario moves to cut speed limits on residential streets Government expects to introduce an amendment in the fall to drop the limit to 40 km/h from 50 to save lives, minister says JENNIFER PAGLIARO / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO Community […]

More cities are lowering traffic speed limits, but does it actually make roads safer?

More cities are lowering traffic speed limits, but does it actually make roads safer? TOM BABIN, CALGARY HERALD More from Tom Babin, Calgary Herald –  http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/more-cities-are-lowering-speed-limits-but-does-it-actually-make-roads-safer Published on: July 10, 2014 – Last Updated: November 26, 2014 11:08 AM MST After the 12-year-old boy in her neighbourhood was killed by a sport-utility vehicle, Jodi Morel started to […]

Calgary’s traffic fatalities nearly doubled Edmonton’s total in 2013

Calgary traffic fatalities nearly doubled Edmonton’s total in 2013 By Robson Fletcher – Metro http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/1082026/calgarys-traffic-fatalities-nearly-doubled-edmontons-total-in-2013/ A total of 40 people were killed on city streets in 2013, up 39 per cent from the previous five-year average. A growing number of community leaders are calling for lower speed limits as newly published data shows Calgary streets were […]

Calgary dog recovering after being hit by car that didn’t stop

Calgary dog recovering after being hit by car that didn’t stop By Jill Croteau and Jenna Bridges  Global News A Calgary family is feeling lucky after their family pet was hit by a vehicle and dragged down the street Tuesday. Bugsey, a two-year-old Doberman cross, was struck while being loaded into her dog walker’s vehicle. “She was loading Bugsey into […]