Proposed Speed Limit Bylaw

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A proposed new Speed Limit bylaw has been developed to address the designation of speeds on roads throughout Lethbridge County, including our hamlets, acreage subdivisions, industrial parks, and rural areas. First reading of the proposed bylaw was passed by Council on October 20. Before second and third readings are considered, Council wants to gather public feedback to aid in their decision-making.

What is the purpose of the proposed Speed Limit Bylaw?

In 1995, a Traffic Control Bylaw was adopted which has had several amendments since. A new Speed Limit bylaw would look to bring consistency to speed limits throughout the County and give staff direction as to how they will be established moving forward. Speed limits need to have clear parameters and be supported by a bylaw to be enforceable.

A proposed speed limit policy has also been developed, which supports the proposed bylaw. When assigning speed limits to roads in the proposed bylaw, administration reviewed several factors relating to speed limits and safety.

The goal of the proposed bylaw is to establish guidelines for speed limits with the intention of:

a) Providing a framework for speed limits to be established

b) Protecting the safety of all road users

c) Ensuring proper road use and minimizing maintenance costs

d) Minimizing conflict between road users

e) Reducing the number and severity of collisions

f) Providing openness and transparency

g) Providing consultation with affected stakeholders.

In accordance the County’s Public Participation Policy, we wish to engage citizens by collaborating with them on speed limits prior to Council making any final decisions. Your input is needed!

How do I give feedback on speed limits in Lethbridge County?

Please fill out the survey below by November 30. The proposed bylaw and policy are also available to view on this page. Survey results will be presented to Council for consideration at the December 15, 2022 Council meeting.

A proposed new Speed Limit bylaw has been developed to address the designation of speeds on roads throughout Lethbridge County, including our hamlets, acreage subdivisions, industrial parks, and rural areas. First reading of the proposed bylaw was passed by Council on October 20. Before second and third readings are considered, Council wants to gather public feedback to aid in their decision-making.

What is the purpose of the proposed Speed Limit Bylaw?

In 1995, a Traffic Control Bylaw was adopted which has had several amendments since. A new Speed Limit bylaw would look to bring consistency to speed limits throughout the County and give staff direction as to how they will be established moving forward. Speed limits need to have clear parameters and be supported by a bylaw to be enforceable.

A proposed speed limit policy has also been developed, which supports the proposed bylaw. When assigning speed limits to roads in the proposed bylaw, administration reviewed several factors relating to speed limits and safety.

The goal of the proposed bylaw is to establish guidelines for speed limits with the intention of:

a) Providing a framework for speed limits to be established

b) Protecting the safety of all road users

c) Ensuring proper road use and minimizing maintenance costs

d) Minimizing conflict between road users

e) Reducing the number and severity of collisions

f) Providing openness and transparency

g) Providing consultation with affected stakeholders.

In accordance the County’s Public Participation Policy, we wish to engage citizens by collaborating with them on speed limits prior to Council making any final decisions. Your input is needed!

How do I give feedback on speed limits in Lethbridge County?

Please fill out the survey below by November 30. The proposed bylaw and policy are also available to view on this page. Survey results will be presented to Council for consideration at the December 15, 2022 Council meeting.

  • Please click the button below to fill out the short survey on speed limits in Lethbridge County. Input will be presented to Council at the December 15, 2022 Council meeting. Council will review feedback prior to making a decision on the proposed Speed Limit Bylaw.

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