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

Peter Guthrie Wins Airdrie-Cochrane UCP Nomination

While voting margins will not be released, it was revealed that there was a 61% voter turn out for the UCP nomination race in the Airdrie-Cochrane riding over October 18th and 20th. Cochrane…

Play Safe, We Are Under Advisory

Town of Cochrane, as well as Rocky View County, are currently under fire advisories. Earlier today (October 19) both the Town of Cochrane and RVC issued fire advisories due to dry/windy conditions.…

UCP Nomination Candidate Targetted by Robocall Attack Ad

Just when you thought that politics might be returning to civility, at least in the Airdrie-Cochrane riding, comes an attack ad through a robocall aimed at one of the United Conservative Party's…

Special Legacy Library Unveiled

A special ceremony was held on Wednesday (October 17) morning, as Terrance Haxton unveiled a special Legacy Little Free Library in honour of his late wife Linda (Lindsie) Haxton. More than just an…

Hoggan named Rocky View County CAO

Al Hoggan has been named the new Chief Administrative Officer of Rocky View County. Scheduled to assume the role on Dec. 17, Hoggan comes to the county with vast experience in rural municipal…

Round Table Talks Around Small Business

Banff-Airdrie, MP Blake Richards thought there was no better week than 'Small Business Week' to check in with members of our local Chamber of Commerce as well as small business owners to discuss…

Cochranites Help With Team Rubicon Expedition

A couple of Cochranites are headed to Burns Lake, British Columbia to assist in clean-up efforts with other members of Team Rubicon. Located in the north-central interior of BC, Burns Lake was one of…

Want Just a Taste?!

Although the economy is slowly recovering, events like the one on Saturday (October 20) are great for our small business owners. For seven years in a row 'Taste of Cochrane' has been serving up…

Local Cannabis Retail Stores Likely a Few Months Away

Across Canada, recreational use of cannabis is now a controlled substance but Cochranites won’t be able to wander downtown to make a purchase today or likely for a couple of months. Planner Adam…

UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Cochrane Youth Located

UPDATE: Lucas Bibaud has been located. Cochrane RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old youth from Cochrane. Lucas Bibaud was last seen by his family late Oct. 15 and…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login