Vancouver city council just approved a motion that will implement school zone speed limits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This means cars must stick to the 30 km/hour rule around schools and playgrounds at all times.
Currently, speed limits are 50 km/hour on all Vancouver streets, unless posted otherwise. Speed limit reductions are in effect from 8 am-5 pm on school days.
However, a staff report shows a blanket reduction on speed limits has been the city’s goal since 1997.
Council also approved a pilot project to reduce speed limits in the Grandview-Woodland area to advance lower speed limits on other local streets.
This comes after Vancouver has introduced “slow streets,” to encourage cycling.
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