Originally Posted by jlousa
I agree, I will happily accept a reduction within city limits on non-arterials to 40km/h in exchange to a complete review of the current limits. Cars and tires have come a long way in the last couple of decades and a periodic review is warranted.
The 40 over impoundment needs to be repealed as well, up the fines, have the superintentant review cases involving excessive speed and allow them to issue an impoundment on a case by case basis after the fact, but police should never have had the power to impound for speeding unless it involved a crash,liqour violation or chase.
Fully agree. I'm ok with the 40 km/h limit on residential streets that are worthy (ie, there are rural roads in Surrey/Langley that are now 50 km/h that I don't want to see them down to 40 km/h, when as a rural characteristic, going 70-80 km/h is a completely comfortable and reasonable road to travel (Hello 0 Avenue!)
Impoundment rule is ridiculous as well. I'd be OK if it were say, double the speed limit and you can impounded, but like someone said previously, going 70 in a 30 compared to 120 in an 80 are completely different situations.
Hope to see Highway 1 bumped up 10-20 km/h from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
Would like to see the following:
Vancouver - Port Mann Bridge - 100 km/h
Port Mann Bridge - 200 Street - 110 km/h
200 Street - Hope - 120 km/h (with some lower spots by the Vedder Canal Bridge and through Herrling Island where the road is somewhat tight at 110 km/h).
SFPR - 100 km/h
Hope - Princeton - mostly OK with, but a few passing lane sections should have a raised limit from 80 to 100 km/h, but alot of it is reasonable.
Coquihala should be bumped to 120 km/h.
Anyways, completely welcome, and seeing that the premier and Minister of Transportation is supportive of this, I see this going places unlike back in 2003.