Community Cruisers strongly supports the global movement to slow the speed of automotive traffic on community roads where people live, work, shop and play.
The World Health Organization has taken the lead in stating that the maximum speed limit in these areas should be 30 kph. We enthusiastically call on our municipal leaders to make this happen in Canmore!
WHY DO WE LOVE 30 KPH WHERE WE LIVE, WORK AND PLAY?
- It makes it more comfortable and enjoyable to go by bike, scooter, skateboard, wheelchair, or on foot.
- The number of collisions and the severity of injuries in collisions are both greatly reduced.
- It reduces traffic congestion by encouraging more people to switch from driving to walking & wheeling.
- You’ll still arrive on time! Reducing speed from 50 kph to 30 kph is proven to have minimal impact on travel times.
- It’s good for the environment. Vehicles travelling at 30 kph emit less pollutants, including greenhouse gases, than those travelling at 50 kph.
- It’s good for our health. Inhaling even the smallest amounts of exhaust emissions is toxic to the body, especially the brain.
- It’s good for business. People travelling by bike and on foot spend more time and money at our local businesses.
- Research has shown that a 10 kph reduction in speed can produce a noise reduction of up to 40%.
- Visit love30.ca for detailed statistics on the safety benefits of 30 kph speed limits
- Learn about the global movement for 30km/h streets on the United Nations Streets for Life website.
- Read this article on The Case For 30 km/h Speed Limits in Canadian Municipalities by Sandy James
- Watch this informative video about the UK’s 20’s Plenty organization
- Visit the Town of Canmore website to find out what they say about reducing speeds
- Read about why Banff reduced the town-wide speed limit to 30 km/h
- Read Community Cruisers’ Love 30kph media release