Greenview residents will soon see a decrease in the posted speed limit on Greenview Drive NE, according to an official email from the City of Calgary, Transportation Department.
The street has been a hazard for quite some time says long-time Greenview resident Keith Nixon who lives along the road. He’s seen 33 separate traffic collisions and incidents on the thoroughfare and has been calling for the 50 km/h speed limit to be decreased for years.
Nixon sent an email to Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu’s office about the most recent incident in which the neighbourhood newspaper delivery person’s vehicle was struck by a speeding vehicle at 4 am, he says.
The following is an excerpt from an email from the transportation department to Councillor Chu’s office:
“Our team was working to find a solution and have just approved Greenview Drive to be reduced to 40 km/h and the curve warning tabs to be adjusted to 30 km/h.
There may be some delay in making the sign changes in the field based on current workloads, but this change is forthcoming.”
The designated CPS Officer for Thorncliffe and Greenview, Constable Lower, pushed for the lowered speed limit as well after consulting with board members from the TGCA who had heard concerns from the community.
The TGCA will bring you more info on these local traffic changes as information becomes available.