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DBIA’s 1st request to lower downtown speed limit unsuccessful

The speed limit in downtown Duncan isn’t being reduced any time soon.

Mayor Phil Kent says the Duncan Business Improvement Area Society wants to lower the limit to 30 km per hour in the downtown core.

He says, however, Council first wants to see the DBIA provide more information.

“Specific concern areas and areas of direct concern, might review that again, but at this particular point we didn’t see any impetus for it.”

The DBIA’s MaryAnn Hartley says there have been plenty of changes on Canada, Government, Boundary and Ingram Streets that warrant a new speed limit.

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“There is wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes, two lanes for traffic and left turns. Going 50 is just not safe, at all.”

Hartley says there are a lot more people living in downtown now including at a pair of senior homes…Wedgewood House and Sherwood House.

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