Playground zone not necessary on Fourth Street

Now that the schools are gone, does Revelstoke still need the restricted speed limits?

Editor,

Re: New School means speed zone, crossing changes, Aug. 8, 2012.

I am aware of the need for safety of children playing near a busy road as well as any other Revelstoke citizen. However, I question the playground designation along Fourth Street limiting the speed to 30 km/hour every day all year from dawn to dusk.

There is a high fence separating the playground from the road. Fourth street is a busy arterial road that from the cycling report has  5,000 vehicles driving on it daily. It is the arterial road that leads to the hospital and, dare I say,  the ski resort.

Why are all the users having to slow down to 30 km/hour? Is this a reasonable demand considering the fence, and the location of the playground in the old school grounds?

I would suggest to Council to consider Vernon, where the road to Silver Star passes a school with a fence. The speed limit is still 50 km/hour.

Perhaps random photos can be taken in summer and winter to  get an idea of how much usage this playground area gets, for the inconvenience put upon the daily  5,000 drivers using Fourth Street.

We all want Revelstoke to be an enjoyable place to live.

Robyn Abear,

Revelstoke

 

 

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