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.

And those councillors are:

Councillor Fielding
Councillor Havixbeck
Councillor Nordman

You might ask them why they felt that this speed trap continues to exist when the civil service sees no need for it.

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cherenkov said...

A number of years ago a traffic study for public works recommended that the speed limit for Kenaston north of Grant be rasied to 60 as well, and council threw it out. Of course, there is a speed trap camera in that area (Kenaston @ Corydon).

John Dobbin said...

The irritant of so many speed traps where the civil service sees no need for them has to end.

I have no idea why this speed trap which traffic cops are bound to enforce is there for anything but a money grab by the city.