Motorists are going to have to drive a little slower in one of Courtenay’s neighbourhoods.
The City of Courtenay recently launched a pilot project that has lowered posted speed limit in the Crown Isle neighbourhood from the usual 50 km/h to 40 km/h.
The pilot project began on April 19 and will be in place for a year. The affected area includes the Crown Isle neighbourhood south of Ryan Road and east of Lerwick Road.
Signage has been posted throughout the neighbourhood alerting motorists to the change. Additionally, the Comox Valley RCMP has also been notified of the change and will be enforcing the new limit.
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells said in a press release on the city’s website that excessive speed in the area has been an ongoing concern for years.
“With the support of the neighbourhood, we’re launching this speed limit reduction pilot project in their area to see how effective speed limit reductions are in curbing this behaviour. I’d like to thank staff for doing the ground work on this initiative, and to the Comox Valley RCMP for their efforts to monitor and enforce vehicle speeds throughout our community,” said Wells.
Once the pilot project is completed, the results will be reported back to council, who will then decide what, if any, actions are to be taken.