Town councillor Marni Fedeyko believes harmonizing the speed limit to 30km/h on four streets riddled with fluctuating speed limits will improve public safety.

At tonight's (June 11) council meeting, she brought forward a notice of motion to simplify the matter and reduce it to one consistent limit. Her motion targets Quigley Dr. 1st St. E., Riverview Dr., 4th Ave/Sunterra Rd., all having a number of speed reductions for schools and playground zones, that both have different time and seasonal sensitivities. She also believes a case could also possibly be made for Sunset Blvd.

"While many Cochrane residential roads have a 30km/h speed limit, there are a few that do not and somewhere the speed limits change a number of times in a short span of road between playground zones and school zones," she explains.

"Reducing speeds in these areas to a consistent 30km/h would assist motorists in understanding the speed applicable, reducing opportunities for conflicts between motoring public, pedestrians and children in these areas."

The motion calls for administration to evaluate and create a speed limit reduction implementation plan, and outline costs, timelines and a communications strategy, all to be brought back in a timely matter for consideration at the July 9 council meeting.

At this point, the motion needs the blessings of council before any of these actions can take place. She has the support of Councillor Patrick Wilson, however, further evaluation as to which areas/span of areas are still up for debate.

"Both Councillor Wilson and I have heard from a number of residents about the speed fluctuation," says Fedeyko.

"Councillor Wilson and I have been digging around in the background and we've been trying to find solutions and I think this is probably a good first step."

She says the idea has been investigated by council in the past but didn't fly.

"It's not going to solve everybody's problem. Obviously, people who speed will still speed. But at least this way we can show residents that we've heard their concerns regarding safety and we're willing to stand behind it and try to make it a difference and try to change it."

More Local News

Town on Course to be Ready for Cannabis Legalization, says Mayor

Mayor Jeff Genung says Cochrane is well on its way to being preparing for the legalization of recreational cannabis but they are still concerned the Alberta Government has made no commitment to…

Cochrane Activettes Celebrate the Big 4-0!

The Cochrane Activettes has hit a huge milestone. The long-running woman's service club is celebrating 40 years of being involved and giving back to the Cochrane community. Vice President, Marcia…

Mayor Goes Shopping for Cannabis in Boulder

For Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung, "taking a break" in Boulder, Colorado while his wife Danielle competed in an Ironman triathlon became a learning experience on the retailing of cannabis products.…

Has Paradise Been Lost in Ghost Lake Village Since Flood?

Andre Vryheid's dock on the Bow River sits vacant these days. Dry and far removed from the rescinded waterline of the river for a big chunk of the summer, it's been that way for a few years now.…

Horse Trials Showcase Beauty of Equestrian Disciplines

The precision of dressage, the thrill of cross-country and the beauty of show jumping will be showcased at this weekend's Crowfoot Dodge Cochrane Horse Trials at the Cochrane and District Ag Grounds,…

Cochrane RCMP Has Not Forgotten

Last Tuesday and Wednesday (June 12 and 13th) Cochrane RCMP along with members from Search and Rescue teams in Cochrane, Didsbury, Foothills and Calgary conducted another ground search in hopes of…

Two Separate Accidents Tie Up Traffic in Bragg Creek Area

Yesterday (June 17), traffic was impacted on Highway 22 two different times due to two separate collisions. At approximately 2 pm, Cochrane RCMP, Redwood Meadows Fire Services, and EMS responded to a…

Kissel/Hanson want to Open Discussion on Future of Land

Two Rocky View County (RVC) councillors believe it's time to flush out the discussion on exactly what is the future of the146-acre land parcel that has been occupied by the Cochrane and District…

A Chance for Groups to Reach out to New Parks & Rec Committee

Local parks and recreation groups have a golden opportunity this Saturday, June 23 to give an overview of their organizations to members of the town's newly-formed parks and recreation committee. The…

Three Hockey Players Injured in Bearspaw Fire Incident

Just before midnight on Friday evening (June 15), Cochrane RCMP, Rockyview Fire Services and EMS responded to a call in the Bearspaw area. The call for help came in when an explosion occurred in a… is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide