Thursday, September 4, 2003

HRM drops Clayton Park speed limits

The speed limits for quite a few streets coming off the Bedford Highway have been reduced to 40 kph. These streets include Bayview & Flamingo, two of the most travelled roads in that part of the city. I can understand why they're doing it. I mean, I've seen cars that are trying, hopelessly, to back out of their driveways in the morning among all the rush-hour traffic. These streets were obviously not designed to handle the amount of commuter traffic that they now do.

The real problem, in my opinion, is the lack of ways to get off of the Halifax peninsula. Currently there are only three: The armdale rotary (and we all know what a traffic snarl that can be), the Bi-Hi entrance on Joseph Howe Drive (recently made much better by some modifications), and the Windsor Street exchange leading to the Bedford Highway (which was widened, but still sucks).

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