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Slow down at Second and Cedar – there's a new stop sign coming

Motion to add stop signs at intersection and to undergo traffic count at Cedar and Third both approved
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The intersection of Cedar and Second Streets is getting a four-way stop, and council has directed staff to undergo a further traffic count for the intersection of Cedar and Third Streets to see if one is needed there as well.

Council voted unanimously Monday night to pass the recommendation made by the Development and Operations standing committee in February.

Kate Hobson, who spoke at the committee level on the issue as she lives near Cedar and Third Streets, listed many concerns she has with the traffic in the area.

“I’ve seen a couple of near misses with children,” she said at committee. “The neighbourhood functions more as a pedestrian-friendly area. We should be considering safety.”

Hobson raised concerns that the traffic count included in the staff report was done in August 2018, which is typically a lower-traffic time of year due to school being on break.

“I would advise that town council look at doing a count during the school season, maybe during pick-up or drop-off time,” she said.

After the committee meeting, Hobson also forwarded a petition (with 12 signatures) to council asking for a four-way stop at Cedar and Third Street intersection.

The motion to undergo a further traffic count during peak time was passed unanimously.


Jessica Owen

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