LETTER: Solutions to end speeding at Sunriver

Re: Speeding drivers creating havoc in Sunriver area (News, Aug. 10)

Re: Speeding drivers creating havoc in Sunriver area (News, Aug. 10)

Acting mayor Ebony Logins comments that adding electronic signs may work to deter or at least make drivers aware of the speed limits, however, this has been done in this area.

Posted before the playground on Sunriver Way the warning flashes were effective for causing drivers to slow down, only to speed once they past the sign.

The lasting effects of the signage has not been long term.

I would like to add to the possible solutions that were mentioned, a program called Neighbourhood Speed Watch where residents use speed radar trailers, identify the speeders to police, who then address the offenders directly.

Another traffic calming technique may be using the chalk hopscotches, the basketball hoops and hockey goals that the neighbourhood speeders children get to enjoy on Sunriver Estates other roads without the possibility of being killed.

The street is a living environment simultaneously used for cars, socializing and civic activities it is part of a neighbourhood. Be willing to stop the chaos you are creating by speeding up or down the street, and learn to enjoy those few moments of a slow pace before you are heading out to or returning from the real 60 km/h Sooke Road.

Karen Rainer

Sooke

 

Just Posted

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

Sun on its way after Greater Victoria sees wettest July in six years

Environment Canada meteorologists say the drizzle is likely to end soon

After Victoria dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

Join Oak Bay’s heritage walk and scavenger hunt this Saturday

Hunt seeks significant examples of historical architecture in Oak Bay

VIDEO: 1,400 classic cars roll into Victoria for Deuce Days

The four-day festival highlights classic hot rods, with a special emphasis on cars built in 1932

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

LETTER: Refining bitmen not a good idea

One of the arguments against increasing the capacity of the Trans Mountain… Continue reading

LETTER: Welcome to Nevergreen Mall

Re: Work starts on mall expansion (News, July 17) Welcome to Nevergreen… Continue reading

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Most Read