Speed limits surrounding Point Pleasant Park being reduced

HRM release:

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential area near Point Pleasant Park. The impacted streets include the areas south of the CN rail bridges, including the following:

  • Tower Road
  • Harbourview Drive
  • Ogilvie Street
  • Point Pleasant Drive
  • Pine Hill Drive
  • Pine Hill Crescent
  • Grant Street
  • Stanhope Street
  • Fays Lane
  • MacLeod Drive
  • Campbell Drive
  • Francklyn Street
  • McColloch Court
  • Bilton Lane
  • Emscote Drive
  • Inglewood Drive
  • Balmoral Road
  • Chain Rock Drive
  • Crows Nest Drive

*Note that Young Avenue is not included.

Crews will begin work the week of December 11, weather pending.

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ongoing initiatives to improve road safety. A reduction in operating speed from 50km/h to 40km/h increases the pedestrian survival rate by 40 per cent.

Through the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, the Province of Nova Scotia legislates speed limits on public roadways to a default speed limit of 50 km/h. The province allows municipalities to request posted speed limits below 50 km/h if accompanied by necessary documentation including current operating speeds and roadway characteristics.

The speed limit reduction in these areas is being implemented following provincial approval based on available data and an assessment of roadway characteristics that meet their qualifications.

Neighbourhood speed limit reduction is one of many road safety initiatives employed by the Halifax Regional Municipality to achieve the Regional Council-approved commitment to move toward zero fatalities and injuries related to any mode of transportation. Road safety is key to ensuring safe communities with thriving, accessible, mobility options for all ages and abilities. To learn more about the municipality’s commitment to road safety, including how streets are considered for neighbourhood street speed limit reduction, visit halifax.ca/roadsafety.

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