Text of the 40k version of a similar motion from City of Victoria that was not endorsed at the UBCM in 2013.
WHEREAS local governments are concerned about resident safety on municipal streets, and lower vehicle speeds reduce the severity of injuries to pedestrians in vehicle/pedestrian collisions;
AND WHEREAS consistent province-wide speed limits promote driver awareness and ease enforcement between municipalities:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM request the Province of British Columbia to amend the Motor Vehicle Act to limit the default speed limit on a highway in a municipality to 40 km/h and allocate implementation funds to assist municipalities in installing signage for higher speeds where appropriate.
There is arguably a more sympathetic provincial government in place now, but the UBCM would still need to endorse it.
Link to UBCM Resolution search (use speed).
Interesting the number of times similar motions have been initiated. The results also include provincial/federal responses if the motion was approved at UBCM.
Vancouver will also be asking the Union of BC Municipalities to lobby the Province for amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to lower the default speed to 30 km/h, and allow municipalities to increase the default speed through local bylaws and signage.
Edited by Linear Thinker, 15 May 2019 - 11:26 AM.