McNeill to look at speed limits

Port McNeill is considering lowering speed limits, especially in areas near schools.

The Town of Port McNeill will be reviewing speed limits in residential areas particularly near schools.

At their regular meeting Sept. 16, RCMP Sgt. Craig Blanchard said that now that schools are back in session traffic and school zone safety is a priority.

Blanchard said RCMP have noticed people speeding on the side streets. “Fifty kilometres an hour is probably a bit too fast. Maybe a slower speed on side roads is something to consider.”

The issue of a lack of lights on the crosswalk by the fire hall, which makes it hard to see people, was also raised.  It was suggested the town could look at solar-powered lights at the crosswalk.

Mayor Shirley Ackland told Blanchard council would have further discussion about the lights at the crosswalk and the speed limits around town.

Ackland said children aren’t the only concern.

“We’ve got a lot of seniors that are frail” or that “are on scooters,” she said.

 

 

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