Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Friday, November 26, 2010
Speed Trap on Corydon Avenue
The speed trap that exists between Tuxedo Avenue and Kelvin Blvd was maintained at the November 16, community committee meeting.
The three councillors from the committee dismissed a report from the civil service that stated that raising the limit from from 50 km/h to 60 km/h would not have severe implications for safety. The 50 km/h would be maintained from Tuxedo Avenue to Cambridge Street since there are numerous businesses and schools located in that stretch.
However, there was a recommendation that Tuxedo to Kelvin Blvd be raised to 60 km/h at a cost of $400. It was that recommendation that was dismissed with no explanation.
So next time you receive a speeding ticket at Park Blvd where the police set up nearly every day to catch people where the civil service says there is no danger, be sure to thank your councillors:
The Winnipeg Police have a trap almost every day on the right side by the park.