Playground signage addresses speeders

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PARRSBORO Theyre not going so far as to install cameras or speed bumps just yet, but town council has agreed to address concerns of speeding in playground areas with additional signage.

As far as playgrounds and speeding near them goes, I recommend playground signs and 30 km speed signs be installed on all sides of the street near the playgrounds approaching the school and on Pier Road, said Coun. Gleneida Canning. Council approved the recommendation unanimously at its April 24 session.

The decision was prompted by a presentation by Pier Road resident Fred McFadden at the March council meeting, where he asked council to consider installing speed bumps or surveillance cameras to curb excessive speeds by passing motorists in the area of the playgrounds.

Council is still awaiting price information before making a decision on surveillance cameras, which were also recommended by Main Street merchant Diane Campbell at the same March meeting to address vandalism problems.

PARRSBORO Theyre not going so far as to install cameras or speed bumps just yet, but town council has agreed to address concerns of speeding in playground areas with additional signage.

As far as playgrounds and speeding near them goes, I recommend playground signs and 30 km speed signs be installed on all sides of the street near the playgrounds approaching the school and on Pier Road, said Coun. Gleneida Canning. Council approved the recommendation unanimously at its April 24 session.

The decision was prompted by a presentation by Pier Road resident Fred McFadden at the March council meeting, where he asked council to consider installing speed bumps or surveillance cameras to curb excessive speeds by passing motorists in the area of the playgrounds.

Council is still awaiting price information before making a decision on surveillance cameras, which were also recommended by Main Street merchant Diane Campbell at the same March meeting to address vandalism problems.

Deputy Mayor Lloyd Smith expressed concern that posting a speed limit of 30 km/h in the playground areas might punish responsible drivers for the actions of a few. But he was reminded by both Canning and Mayor Doug Robinson that the speed limit in that area is already 30 km/h, and that the new signs would only serve as reminders of that.

Were not imposing a new law, said Robinson. All were doing is putting a sign up to tell people what it is.

McFadden was hopeful the new signs will help deter speeders. and was appreciative that council took some action on the matter. The posted speed zone signs should help considerably, he thought.

Thirty would be a whole lot better than 50, especially around the schools and parks, he said. Well try this and see what its going to do. At least theyre trying.

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Geographic location: Pier Road

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