**** HRM Media Release
Speed limit changes coming to area of Lower Sackville
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential streets bound by Glendale Drive and Cobequid Road in Lower Sackville. All streets with reduced speeds are inside the highlighted area of the attached map.
Crews have begun site preparations and new signage will be installed early next week.
This initiative, which reflects Council’s focus on making communities safer by reducing speeding in residential neighbourhoods, is part of the municipality’s road safety actions to move toward zero fatalities and injuries for people using any mode of transportation.
The Province of Nova Scotia legislates speed limits on public roadways – via the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) which provides for a default speed limit of 50 km/h. The MVA allows for the municipality 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.
Municipal staff continue to assess other neighbourhoods for possible speed reduction implementation in the future. Once identified, applications to the province will be submitted for consideration.