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Letter: Now more than ever, we need to address speeding in our neighborhoods

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, roads need to be safer for kids to be outside 
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Since the closing of schools, physical distancing requirements and increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic due to Covid-19 restrictions, neighbourhoods need to be safer for kids to be outside now. (File)

I am writing to express my concern about the excessive speed limits in residential neighbourhoods in Sudbury. 

The speed limit on my street is 50 km/h. Every day, vehicles push this speed limit, and I am worried about the safety of my children and other pedestrians. 

Last fall, city council decided to put off speed-limit reductions until the installation of speed cameras. Since the closing of schools, physical distancing requirements and increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic due to Covid-19 restrictions, neighbourhoods need to be safer for kids to be outside now.  

I am hopeful city council will implement possible solutions to speeding including seasonal bollard placement, speed bumps, digital speed signs, additional stop signs, and/or reducing speed limits. 

Tessa Hall
Sudbury




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