B.C. gov’t still pondering slower speeds in town

VICTORIA, B.C. — A proposal that would allow B.C. cities to reduce speed limits on local roads by 10 km-h is still on the table after two years spent simmering on the backburner.

According to a Ministry of Transportation spokesman, it will probably be fall before the newly-elected Liberals have a chance to go ahead with the legislation.

The movement was introduced by Vancouver city council and agreed upon at the 1999 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. But the former NDP government took 18 months to “review” the plan.

Most municipalities are hoping the Liberals will pass the legislation, resulting in slower speeds within the city limits.

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