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No benefit to speed humps, citizens say

City aldermen admit speeding in playground zones is a problem, but one solution being considered?Wednesday won’t be that effective, according to a study reviewed by the city.

City aldermen admit speeding in playground zones is a problem, but one solution being considered?Wednesday won’t be that effective, according to a study reviewed by the city.

The city will look at installing speed humps in every playground zone in the city, costing about $10 million. A recent speed hump study found only minor effectiveness in signage-only zones, reducing speeds by 2 km/h.

“I don’t think that’s enough of a benefit to warrant more money for taxpayers,” said Andrea Koenig, whose two children walk to school.

Irene Seto says speed humps might only help on high-traffic roads. “They should just have better playground signage, or raise the fine for 30-kilometre zones,” she said. “They would also have to maintain the speed humps every year.”

 
 
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